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Juan José Campanella – Luna de Avellaneda AKA Moon of Avellaneda (2004)

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Long ago, a quirk of fate installed Roman Maldonado (Ricardo Darín) as a lifetime member of a Buenos Aires sports club. Now he’s understandably upset to learn that local business owners want to reinvent the club for new customers. As his marriage to Veronica (Silvia Kutika) deteriorates, Roman teams with pals Graciela (Mercedes Morán) and Amadeo (Eduardo Blanco) in an effort to save the club. Despite his lack of experience, Roman proves a wily preservationist in this touching ode to community. Read More »

Juan José Campanella – El mismo amor, la misma lluvia AKA Same Love, Same Rain (1999)

In 1980, Jorge Pellegrini (Ricardo Darín), a young and talented Argentinian writer, upon returning from a trip to Europe, is forced to write short love stories for “Cosas”, a local, light-themed magazine, to aid his dire financial situation. His boss and best friend, Roberto (Eduardo Blando), constantly censors Jorge’s stories, by deciding which parts to take out or which stories not to print. Jorge’s friend and mentor, Mastronardi, often visits the magazine HQ asking Roberto for work, but due to his history of struggling against the military government in Argentina, finds himself in a black list and cannot find work. Read More »

Juan José Campanella – El secreto de sus ojos aka Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

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El secreto de sus ojos (English: The Secret In Their Eyes) is a 2009 Argentine dramatic crime film, directed by Juan José Campanella, co-produced by Argentina and Spain, and based on Eduardo Sacheri’s novel La pregunta de sus ojos (The Question In Their Eyes). The film stars Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Javier Godino, Guillermo Francella and Pablo Rago. It won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 82nd Academy Awards, just two weeks after being awarded the Goya Award for Best Spanish Language Foreign Film of 2009 (the Goya Awards are the Spanish equivalent to the American Academy Awards). As of 2010 it has become the second most succesful film in Argentina’s history, only surpassed by Leonardo Favio’s 1975 classic Nazareno Cruz y el lobo (Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf). (Wikipedia) Read More »