BRAKING NEWS: Full Programme!!! 1st Argentine Film Festival London April 19-22nd
Opening film: Chinese Take-Away (Un cuento chino)
Director/Screenwriter: Sebastián Borenzstein.
Ricardo Darin charms as the malcontent whose life is abruptly transformed when he’s forced to take in a Chinese lodger in this endearing tale.
Cast: Ricardo Darín, Muriel Santa Ana and Ignacio Huang.
Winner Best Film, Audience Award, Rome Film Festival 2011.
Director/Sceenwriter: Marco Berger
Enigmatic gay drama weaves a mysterious web of lust, guilt and repression.
Cast: Carlos Echevarria, Javier De Pietro, Antonella Costa.
Winner of the Teddy Award, Berlin Film Festival 2011.
Back to Stay (Abrir puertas y ventanas)
Director/Screenwriter: Milagros Mumenthaler
A triple prizewinner at Locarno, this intimate story of three sisters coping with the death of their grandmother offers an original take on the coming of age tale.
Cast: María Canale, Martina Juncadella, Ailín Sales, Julián Tello.
Caprichosos de San Telmo
Director/Screenwriter: Alison Murray
Carnival rhythms and bitter-sweet real life mark an affecting portrait of one of Buenos Aires’s most colourful neighbourhoods.
TIFF Buenos Aires City to City Selection 2011.
Director: Pablo Giorgelli Screenwriter: Pablo Giorgelli, Salvador Roselli
Acclaimed road movie offers a beautifully performed, engrossing love story, in the finest tradition of New Argentine Cinema.
Cast: Germán de Silva, Hebe Duarte
Winner of the Camara D’Or at Cannes and the Sutherland Award at London Film Festival 2011.
The Last Summer of the Boyita (El último verano de la Boyita)
Director/Screenwriter: Julia Solomonoff
Executively produced by Pedro Almodóvar, this exquisitely shot feature is an exploration of burgeoning sexuality amidst the stunning backdrop of the Argentine countryside.
Cast: Guadalupe Alonso, Nicolás Treise, Mirella Pascual.
Argentine Short Films from the Silent Era
Four short films, including one of the first tango comedies, offer a unique insight into early 20th century Argentina.
Newsreel Film Revisa Valle – 1926
My Sorrel Horse (Mi alazán tostao) – Director: Nelo Cosimi, 1923
Back To The Bulin (La vuelta al bulín) – Director: José A. Ferreyra, 1926
Creole Mosaic (Mosaico criollo) – Director: Eleuterio Iribarren, 1929
Closing Film: Medianeras
Director/Screenwriter: Gustavo Taretto
A romantic comedy with a nod to Woody Allen’s Manhattan where boy fails to meet girl across the crowded cityscape of twenty-first century Buenos Aires.
Cast: Pilar López de Ayala, Javier Drolas, Inés Efron.
Director’s Showcase – The Mugger (El asaltante)
Director/Screenwriter: Pablo Fendrik.
The London premiere of a gripping feature by one of the most dynamic directors of the New Argentine Cinema, that first premiered at Cannes Film Festival.
Cast: Arturo Goetz, Bárbara Lombardo, Germán de Silva.
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Source: Latam Film