The Argentine Film Festival in London
26th to 29th November
During the last three years they have screened consistently sold out programmes including award-winning films from Cannes, Locarno, San Sebastian, Rome, Dubai and Tribeca film festivals as well as documentaries from Berlin, Venice and Toronto film festivals. In 2013 they launched the Nuevos Talentos (New Talents) section which has featured more than a dozen of the best short films from Argentina’s most talented young directors. In addition to the screenings, the Festival also includes a number of accompanying events including Q&A’s with visiting talent, live music, tango performances and a wine-tasting masterclass, as well as a dedicated pop-up wine bar serving a hand-picked selection of wines from the region.
The programme for this year includes following films:
ROAD TO LA PAZ
Motorcycle Diaries star Rodrigo de la Serna stars alongside Argentine veteran Ernesto Suárez in this heart-warming and hilarious road movie about two very different men at their respective crossroads in life.
A young couple’s relationship is put to the test over 24 hours when the sale of the apartment they hoped to buy is delayed, leaving them to look after the $100,000 in cash in this gritty drama.
It’s 150 years since the first Welsh settlers landed in Argentina. Super Furry Animals front man Gruff Rhys goes in search of his Patagonian roots in this timeless, quirky and unique travelogue.
BRING BACK ROCK
Argentine pop rock sensations Banda de Turistas attempt to navigate between mainstream commercial success and staying true to their musical essence in this intriguing documentary that won the Audience Award at last year’s BAFICI festival in Argentina.
Three people with pressing and very personal reasons leave their tiny village and travel across the vast Patagonian landscape in search of answers and adventure in this vivid, affectionate portrait of a culture at the ends of the earth, barely touched by the modern world.
BOMBON EL PERRO
A man and a dog embark on a delightful adventure across the stunningly beautiful Argentine Patagonia in this poignant and uplifting road movie.
Haute Couture meets taxidermy as the daughter of a surgeon and fashion designer reveals her passion for sewing: both fabric…and skin.
Love, not football, is at the surprising heart of this charming, feel-good comedy, about an Argentine football player struggling with what to do with his life when his career comes to an end.
Seven short films from Argentina’s up and coming new directors.
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Full info: www.argentinefilmfestival.com