Argentina

José Celestino Campusano – El sacrificio de Nehuén Puyelli AKA Nehuen Puyelli’s Sacrifice (2016)

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In the impossible quest to complete the work of South America’s truly major filmmaker ‘au travaille’, here’s his southern film, his prison opus. Read More »

Alejandro Agresti – El acto en cuestión AKA The Act in Question (1993)

The Act in Question (Spanish: El Acto en cuestión) a film directed and written by Alejandro Agresti. The film starred Carlos Roffé and Sergio Poves Campos. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.

This movie was partly recorded in a castle in Oostakker near Ghent in Belgium (1992). The family “De Bruyn” who owned the castle, played as observers in the movie. Read More »

Sol Berruezo Pichon-Riviére – Mamá, mamá, mamá (2020)

A veil of sadness lies over the oppressively hot summer days. Cleo dives into daydreams with her cousins, the girls share secret signs and rituals. Flowing gently, in impressionistic images, the empty space that the death of Cleo’s sister has left in the family is poetically encircled. Read More »

Lisandro Alonso & Catriel Vildosola – Dos en la vereda AKA Two Guys on the Sidewalk (1995)

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Début by Lisandro Alonso is about the length of one take from his features. Together with Catriel Vildosola, the most important sound man of the New Argentine Cinema, Lisandro Alonso made this short film at the age of 20 while studying at the film academy. He also worked as a sound man and later as an assistant to other Argentine productions before making his debut with Freedom (2001), which won a FIPRESCI Award in Rotterdam. Vildosola was also responsible for the sound of Liverpool, the most recent feature by Alonso. Read More »

Rodolfo Kuhn – Los jóvenes viejos (1962)

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Not much happens in this film, which is about the disaffected lives of young people in Argentina in the early 60s. They have enough money, but they can’t get no satisfaction if you know what I mean. The strongest statement comes from Roberto, a TV producer, who complains that his bosses won’t let him do what he wants; they call him too young and rebellious. The young people in this film are all rebellious in one way or another, but mostly they are stifled by the social system. So they live somewhat dissolute and listless lives. Read More »

Lisandro Alonso – La libertad AKA Freedom [+Extras] (2001)

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A man chop down trees, organizes the trunks, clean them, stops to defecate, lunch, nap and continues to sell its timber.

Ed Gonzalez for Slant Magazine wrote:
Lisandro Alonso’s La Libertad is a penetrating peek into the daily life of a woodcutter from Argentina’s Pampa. Misael Saavedra’s stoic figure marks trees, cuts them down, shaves them, and loads them onto trucks. In between, he finds time to sleep, eat, and defecate. The film brings to mind the humility and minimalism of Iranian cinema, and though Alonso doesn’t seem to use the woodcutter as a political pawn, the film’s long takes and the cyclical, labored nature of the man’s daily grind force the spectator to question the nature of freedom. Read More »

Albertina Carri – Los rubios AKA The Blonds (2003)

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Los rubios focuses on the directors search for her dissappeared parents. Is it possible to get to the truth or they are only fictions, imaginary characters from everyone who rememebers them? Read More »