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Films From Argentina

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 an obscure French procurator Orelie Antoine, who in 1860 declared himself King of Araucania and ... Read more
... ... 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 about an obscure French procurator, Orelie Antoinc, who in 1860 declared himself King of Araucania ... Read more
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 couple of odd jobs that barely keep her financial. Her close circle of friends provides some comfort to ... Read more
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, 13, is delicate and uncommunicative, absorbed in memorising Old Testament lineages in the hope of ... Read more
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 and visiting all her old haunts, Ana notices a distinct difference between her 'sophisticated' ... Read more
“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 introverted taxidermist who fantasises about pulling off the perfect crime finds his dreams unexpectedly ... Read more
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 summer and against a soundtrack of soft folk music from the 60 and 70s. Three sisters must adjust to ... Read more
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 Argentines from days long gone. Structured around four episodes, this wholly original film is filled with ... Read more
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 is emblematic of contemporary Argentinean cinema and is not to be missed. --- D/S Venditti+Hofman ... Read more
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 returning home, the other plans his escape, and their father, caught in the middle, will be forced to ... Read more
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 his age, finding a new job seems unlikely and odd jobs aren't going to sustain him for long. When ... Read more
“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 and daughter in their picturesque home in Argentina. However, their tranquil existence is shattered ... Read more
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 man's enigmatic spell, and leaves his aunts to join the gaucho on his wanderings from estate to ... Read more
“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 International ... From one of Latin America's most celebrated filmmakers, Daniel Burman (Every ... Read more
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, motherhood and family. Her latest flight is to Ushuaia, the southernmost town in the world, a ... Read more
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 revenge, a guerilla action by an advance agent pitted against those who defeated his country in ... Read more
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 reality, Alonso's lead actor from Los Muertos, Argentino Vargas, arrives at the sprawling San Martin ... Read more
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 Argentina. ... Apart from video games, there is little to inspire Tomas in his industrial neighbourhood of ... Read more
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 country with ruin. ... Made shortly before the election of President Alfonsin—who Olivera ... Read more
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, new Argentinian filmmaker. The focus of the film is a budding singer/songwriter, the skinny and ... Read more
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 town.16-year-old Amalia, like many girls her age, is questioning her religious beliefs. After choir ... Read more
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 families shaken by a murder. This is a tough film filled with desolation and anger and offering sincere ... Read more
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 at Berlin. ... Read more
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 energies. [In Darkness] screened in the Cinéfondation programme Cannes, 2005. --- D/S Juan Manuel ... Read more
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 fallout of her ongoing drug abuse. But this is not a depressive film about national and personal ... Read more
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