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A KING AND HIS MOVIE (Carlos Sorin, 1986)
An imaginative, well-crafted and often hilarious first feature, apparently inspired by the misadventures surrounding the Latin American projects of Werner Herzog. A young director plans a film about … Read more

A KING AND HIS MOVIE (Carlos Sorin, 1986)
... ... An imaginative, well-crafted and often hilarious first feature, apparently inspired by the misadventures surrounding the Latin American projects of Wemer Herzog. A young director plans a film… Read more

A LUCKY DAY (Sandra Gugliotta, 2001)
The setting is present-day Buenos Aires, a city in the throes of social unrest over escalating unemployment, poverty and political corruption. Elsa is a fun-loving 25-year-old, who holds down a coupl… Read more

ALAMBRADO (Marco Bechis, 1991)
In a lonely, perpetually wind-swept and desolate abode at the tip of South America, lives a man with his two teenage children. Eva, 17, is a worrier by nature, whose dream it is to go to Paris. Juan,… Read more

ANA AND THE OTHERS (Celina Murga, 2004)
Ana and the Others (Ana y los otros) ArgentinaAfter living in Buenos Aires for a number of years, 25-year-old Ana returns to her small Argentine hometown of Paraná. Catching up with former friends a… Read more

AURA, THE (Fabian Bielinsky, 2005)
“Bielinsky is a meticulous craftsman. Every moment has a payoff… A meticulously conceived and executed heist pic that is equally concerned with character.” - Hollywood Reporter ... An intr… Read more

BACK TO STAY (Milagros Mumenthaler, 2011)
An intimate study of sisterly dynamics in a time of transition. ... Drawing on memories from her own life as a young girl, Milagros Mumenthaler's debut feature is set in Buenos Aires at the end of a … Read more

BALNEARIOS (Mariano Llinás, 2002)
Balnearios combines oral tradition, faux- documentary style and techniques from the photo novel that resembles Chris Marker's seminal masterwork La Jetee, to celebrate the waterside holidays of Argen… Read more

Big Hell (Venditti+Hofman, )
Riding a crowded bus, a man spies a white box, but while opening it he dies. The woman sitting in front of him steals the cursed box, linking her fate to its contents. This frantically charged short … Read more

BLOOD APPEARS (Pablo Fendrik, 2007)
A gritty, violent portrait of an Argentinean family at breaking point. ... On the streets of Buenos Aires a broken family finds itself clashing head-on over drugs and money. As one son dreams of retu… Read more

BOMBON - EL PERRO (Carlos Sorin, 2004)
Bombon - El Perro is a story about fate and friendship, and a magnificent white Argentinean mastiff named Bombon. The amiable Juan Villegas has lost his job at a remote Patagonian service station. At… Read more

BORN AND BRED (Pablo Trapero, 2006)
“An emotionally stunning journey of a father's return to his senses.” - Variety Being a family man is the most important thing for Santiago, a successful interior designer living with his wife an… Read more

DON SEGUNDO SOMBRA (Manuel Antin, 1969)
Fabio, an orphan boy of obscure origins, is brought up in the household of nagging aunts, in a small country town. When he meets Don Segundo Sombra, a robust old gaucho, the boy-falls under the old m… Read more

EMPTY NEST (Daniel Burman, 2008)
“There's something of late period Woody Allen about Empty Nest's combination of tricksy plot structure, writerly self-consciousness and intelligent romantic comedy with a bitter edge.” - Screen I… Read more

EVERY STEWARDESS GOES TO HEAVEN (Daniel Burman, 2002)
Teresa is an airline stewardess who feels right at home above the clouds, serving drinks and trays of pre-packaged food— anything that distances her from the pitfalls of life on earth, like men… Read more

F**KLAND (José Luis Marqués, 2000)
Imagine an Argentine retaking the Falkland Islands alone—cheating British military security and recording his crazy mission on video. Fabian is an Argentine national with a diabolical plan for … Read more

FANTASMA (Lisandro Alonso, )
Lisandro Alonso follows up last year's revelation at MIFF, Los Muertos, with a self-reflexive feature that is as intriguing as it is elusive. In a complex and highly original play on fiction and real… Read more

FINE POWDER (Estaban Sapir, 1996)
Esteban Sapir's Fine Powder is a film with its own distinctive aesthetic. It gently oscil­lates between objects and image, seen from the perspective of a confused Jewish boy growing up in Argenti… Read more

FUNNY, DIRTY LITTLE WAR (Héctor Olivera, 1983)
Taking place in a small rural town, Colonia Vela, in 1974, the film illustrates how rivalries between right and left-wing factions within Peronism led to merciless civil strife which threatened the c… Read more

GLUE (Alexis Dos Santos, 2006)
What is a hormonal teen in the middle of small-town Patagonia to do? Informed by director Alexis Dos Santos' own youth, the energetic and sensual Glue represents the emergence of another exciting, … Read more

HOLY GIRL, THE (Lucrecia Martel, 2004)
The Holy Girl (La Niña Santa) ArgentinaIn Official Competition at Cannes this year, The Holy Girl is a potent tale of sexual awakening and religious guilt, set in a small, claustrophobic Argentine… Read more

I WON’T GO BACK HOME (Albertina Carri, 2000)
In her directional debut, Argentinean filmmaker Albertina Carri takes us into a world of troubled despair in / Won't Go Back Home. It tells the story of the enclosed and desperate world of two famili… Read more

In Absentia (Lucia Cedron, 2002)
Sitting in her bathroom in a new country, Maria takes a pregnancy test. While she waits for the results, she remembers the violence and exile she escaped when she left Argentina. Won the Silver Bear … Read more

In Darkness (Marcelo Charras, Juan Manuel Rampoldi, )
A young cameraman of erotic films and an old and forgotten inventor get together for a strange and complex experiment, inspired by the theory that the television antennae can capture ghosts' magnetic… Read more

kept and dreamless (Vera Fogwill, Martin Desalvo, 2004)
Florencia (co-director, Vera Fogwill) and her daughter, Eugenia (Lucia Snieg), are victims of Argentina's all-consuming economic crisis; they are also refugees of Florencia's own personal crises, the… Read more

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