Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Sometimes a space of barely one kilometer can hide a universe of interoceanic adventures and family sagas. In the two blocks of Arribeños street between Juramento and Olazábal, sits what is known as Chinatown, a place that hides the possibility of several parallel universes between its two borders, the ones of the generations of Taiwanese and Chinese people who came to Argentina –those who barely speak Spanish, those who work hard to learn Mandarin, those who feel porteños to the core, and those who still dream of returning to their homeland, 40 years later. Marcos Rodríguez is generous and intelligent enough to avoid struggling against this amount of stories and information, and basically gives away his images to the testimonies of those who live their everyday life in Arribeños. And he does so through a seemingly (and only seemingly) simple structure and an amazing eye that is able to capture the everyday mornings of the neighborhood, a nation sitting between two blocks poet Song Lin evokes in his moving Barrio Chino. FG

Section: Competencia Oficial Argentina
Thursday 23 - 20:10 h
Village Recoleta Room: 9
Tickets sold out

Friday 24 - 15:00 h
Village Recoleta Room: 9
Buy ticket

Saturday 25 - 11:25 h
Village Recoleta Room: 9
Buy ticket

Year: 2015
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 74
Seconds: 0


D, G: Marcos Rodríguez 

F: Ada Frontini  

E: Federico Mercuri, Matías Mercuri 

S: Gerardo Kalmar  

PE: Rosalía Ortíz de Zárate 

CP: Rebecca Films


I: Antonio Chang, Ana Kuo, Maximo Lee, Gustavo Ng, Carlitos Lin


Rebecca Films. Marcos Rodríguez
T +54 9 11 5615 5908  +54 9 11 5455 6951
E -
FB arribenios

Marcos Rodríguez Argentina

Born in 1982, he studied Literature at Universidad del Salvador and worked as a Spanish language and German Literature professor. He works as an English, Italian and German translator. He studied Film Criticism in El Amante/Escuela. The film La educación gastronómica (2012) was his directorial debut.

View +

05 May 2015


BAL’s “Work in Progress” section has selected two Argentine projects, one from Chile, one from Colombia and a Mexican-Ecuadorian co-production to be screened at t...


25 April 2015


The 380 thousand people coming to the screenings and activities of the 2015 BAFICI and the great moments gathered over these two weeks have made this a memorable year for the Festi...


25 April 2015


The Festival officially came to an end with the screening of “La calle de los pianistas” and the live concert by Karin Lercher and Natasha Binder in the main hall and t...


View all news