Tag Archives: Mercedes Morán

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

Description:
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 »

María Alche – Familia sumergida AKA A Family Submerged (2018)

Synopsis:
Marcela’s world becomes strange and unfamiliar after her sister Rina dies. She feels lost in her own house, and her relationship with her husband and children seems to suffer. But when Nacho, a young friend of her daughter’s, unexpectedly drops by, she starts to talk and walk with him. Gradually Marcela begins to have conversations with relatives from another dimension. Read More »

Lucrecia Martel – La Ciénaga AKA The Swamp (2001)

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Synopsis
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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