Tag Archives: Martín Adjemián

Manolo Nieto – La perrera AKA The Dog Pound (2006)

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Desperate and without luck, 25 year old David has failed as an exam and has lost the scholarship that kept him in the city. To gain it back he has to pass an exam that will take place in a year. To kill time, study for the exam and gain his independence back, David starts to live in La Pedrera, a little seaside town where he will have to build his own home during winter. It will be a year plagued with difficulties, surrounded by people that don’t want to work, ex girlfriends, hippies and books… Read More »

Lucrecia Martel – La Ciénaga AKA The Swamp (2001)

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The release of Lucrecia Martel’s La Ciénaga heralded the arrival of an astonishingly vital and original voice in Argentine cinema. With a radical and disturbing take on narrative, beautiful cinematography, and a highly sophisticated use of on- and offscreen sound, Martel turns her tale of a dissolute bourgeois extended family, whiling away the hours of one sweaty, sticky summer, into a cinematic marvel. This visceral take on class, nature, sexuality, and the ways that political turmoil and social stagnation can manifest in human relationships is a drama of extraordinary tactility, and one of the great contemporary film debuts.
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