Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

Life May Be

With Life May Be, Cousins and Akbari revive a reformulated medium with added poetry, with the combination of language and visual oratory that persuades with its looping cadences and elementary statements of exile, nudity, Iran, existence and affirmative questioning. The film came to fruition after Cousins wrote a letter to Akbari and to his surpris...

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Sunday 19 - 12:10 h
Village Recoleta Room: 10
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Monday 20 - 12:00 h
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Section: Panorama
Directors: Mark Cousins Mania Akbari

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Lima bruja. Retratos de la música criolla

One of the shots in Lima bruja features the voice over of the director telling us that “time was our worst enemy.” He’s referring to the fact that every creole musician who dies takes away a part of creole music along with him. The film would return to this issue over and over. Lima bruja allows us to discover the world of these o...

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Friday 17 - 13:10 h
El Cultural San Martín Room: 2
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Tuesday 21 - 22 h
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Friday 24 - 16:45 h
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Section: Perú: Radiografía Fílmica de un País |
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Llamas de nitrato

When Anna Karina broke in tears watching The Passion of Joan of Arc (in 1962’s My Life to Live), sixteen years had passed after Maria Falconetti’s death. The parallelisms that can be traced from that scene give us a small hint of the consequences the 1928 classic had on the lives of director Carl Theodor Dreyer and Falconetti herself: i...

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Monday 20 - 22:10 h
Village Recoleta Room: 10
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Thursday 23 - 13:30 h
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Saturday 25 - 11:30 h
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Sections: Panorama Selección oficial - Fuera de competencia
Director: Mirko Stopar

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Los camarones tienen el corazón en la cabeza

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Sunday 19 - 15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 4
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Section: Talents BA - 10 Años
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Los exiliados románticos

After watching The Romantic Exiles, you get a melancholy feeling similar to the one you get after vacation reunions with old friends. Here, we run against Vito and Francesco again, those dilettantes who moved through a winter and somber Madrid back in The Wishful Thinkers. Whether they play the same characters or not is irrelevant: we recognize the...

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Thursday 16 - 22:00 h
Village Recoleta Room: 8
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Friday 17 - 21:15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 8
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Sunday 19 - 20:30 h
Village Caballito Room: 4
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Section: Competencia Oficial Internacional
Director: Jonás Trueba

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Los silencios y las manos

If we were to see one day that some sort of poetry-documentary genre had become the mainstream, we would have to search in Silences and Hands for its main precedent. Director Hernán Khourian makes a portrait of Telma Palavecino, a mystical old lady whose figure captivates us a few minutes into the film. Khourian observes her attentively as s...

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Friday 17 - 14:30 h
Village Recoleta Room: 10
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Wendsday 22 - 22:50 h
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Friday 24 - 16:00 h
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Section: Panorama
Director: Hernán Khourian

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Loulou

Born of a time when its dual leads were on their way to becoming two major stars, and to a film industry on the verge of significant transition, Loulou in many ways defines French cinema of the period. There’s a reason Pialat was called the Cassavetes of France. Here, faded neons are partially replaced by garish fluorescents, turning every pu...

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Thursday 16 - 19:30 h
Malba Cine
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Wendsday 22 - 15:30 h
Teatro San Martín Room: L. Lugones
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Section: Isabelle Huppert
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Love & Mercy

Brian Wilson heard sounds inside his head. Some of them were tanned shapes of pop music that would become the musical soul of California, even when they were new mutants or had less sexual charisma than a noodle stuck on a tile: the Beach Boys, that wisely garish mirror image of The Beatles. Love & Mercy reenacts two instants of those sounds: o...

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Thursday 16 - 18 h
Village Caballito Room: 7
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Saturday 18 - 13 h
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Wendsday 22 - 14:30 h
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Friday 24 - 15:10 h
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Section: Música
Director: Bill Pohlad

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Lulú

Ludmila and Lucas live in a shack in one of the richest areas of Buenos Aires. Ludmila moves around in a wheelchair (she has a bullet inside of her that apparently put her on the chair), even when she doesn’t seem to need it –she does it for no reason, or for begging. Lucas’ job is picking up bones and butcher’s wastes in a...

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Wendsday 22 - 22:15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 5
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Thursday 23 - 19:30 h
Village Recoleta Room: 5
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Saturday 25 - 19:00 h
ArteMultiplex Belgrano Room: 3
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Section: Competencia Oficial Argentina
Director: Luis Ortega

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Madame Bovary

Podría decirse que Chabrol estuvo filmando Madame Bovary a lo largo de toda su carrera, pero quizá esta película le permitió dejar de tener a Flaubert, como dijo alguna vez, “sobre sus hombros”; filmar en un pueblo de Normandía cerca de Rouen, reuniendo detalles precisos como ropas, comidas y tics f&ia...

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Monday 20 - 18:30 h
Teatro San Martín Room: L. Lugones
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Thursday 23 - 21:30 h
Malba Cine
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Section: Isabelle Huppert
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Madeleine et les deux apaches

A grandmother’s love is more powerful than any other form of love. Hence, losing that affection can provoke some huge emptiness. Just as Banana Yoshimoto wrote about her grandmother’s absence in her book Kitchen, Christelle Lhereux pays homage to that relationship through a film. A film composed of two parts: the home videos Madeleine m...

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Friday 17 - 19:30 h
Village Recoleta Room: 9
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Saturday 18 - 16:45 h
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Tuesday 21 - 18:30 h
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Section: Competencia Vanguardia y Género
Director: Christelle Lheureux

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Madres de los dioses

Pablo Agüero returns to El Bolsón to narrate in three movements (Apocalypse, Illumination, and Genesis) the life of four women who at one point decide to leave their lives and start from scratch, assume a new religion, and build a temple. Mothers of the Gods is a hypnotic, mysterious and somewhat sensual portrait of Samiha, Humana, Mar&...

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Thursday 16 - 20:10 h
Village Recoleta Room: 5
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Friday 17 - 14:30 h
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Sunday 19 - 17:45 h
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Section: Competencia Oficial Argentina
Director: Pablo Agüero

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Maidan

The 130 minutes that Loznitsa gets from three months of resistance and combat as the population of Kiev take Maidan Square are fascinating. Unlike what any other documentary maker might have done, Loznitsa did not pull off the usual slapdash, urgent report as these events are so often treated, but rather put into practice a highly rigorous mise en...

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Monday 20 - 13:30 h
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Tuesday 21 - 15:30 h
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Saturday 25 - 16:30 h
Village Recoleta Room: 10
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Section: Panorama
Director: Sergei Loznitsa

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Mar

The road, a car, and a certain family tension we feel in the air seem to be –once again– the basic elements Sotomayor needs in order to organize the story. In this case, it’s a trip to Villa Gesell, and the film starts with an already triggered conflict: we find Martín and his girlfriend Eli by the side of the road, arguing...

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Friday 17 - 20 h
Village Recoleta Room: 5
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Saturday 18 - 15:15 h
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Monday 20 - 15:40 h
Village Caballito Room: 4
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Section: Competencia Oficial Argentina
Director: Dominga Sotomayor

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Más de un millón

After directing several music videos (by El Otro Yo, Leo García, and more) director Nicky Pintos moved to a more suitable format for a band like Attaque 77: the documentary. And so, he embarked on this journey as a director. The seminal punk rock band deserved a feature-length film that would portray its almost thirty years on the stage, and...

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Thursday 16 - 22:10 h
Village Recoleta Room: 10
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Friday 17 - 19 h
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Thursday 23 - 17:30 h
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Section: Música
Director: Nicky Pintos

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Matías y Jerónimo

Matías and Jerónimo have known each other since childhood. Their friendship, a strong alliance that mixes play and desire, changes the night they go to the carnival. They both see a group of young men beating up a gay boy behind the stands. They say nothing about what they see, and silence gives way to distance between the friends.

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Monday 20 - 17:45 h
Village Recoleta Room: 3
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Tuesday 21 - 16:50 h
Village Recoleta Room: 4
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Saturday 25 - 13:00 h
El Cultural San Martín Room: 2
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Section: Muestra de Cortos Argentinos
Director: Gerardo “Papu” Curotto

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Me dicen Yovo

A film journal of his passage through Berlin, Me dicen Yovo (1995) reproduces the strangeness he felt when faced with a culture as different as it is distant. The friction results in a film that is narrated in a wayward and brittle tone. 

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Thursday 23 - 17 h
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Saturday 25 - 12:00 h
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Section: Perú: Radiografía Fílmica de un País |
Director: Juan Alejandro Ramírez

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Me quedo contigo

Natalia is in a long-distance relationship. Natalia is Spanish, and travels to Mexico to reunite with her boyfriend. Since the very busy stud is always away, she decides to join three young girls for a night out. From then on, all hell breaks loose, a nightmare triggered by a highly lewd moment in the back seat of a car. Despite the Mexican film pr...

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Thursday 16 - 22:15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 7
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Sunday 19 - 00:15 h
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Monday 20 - 22:50 h
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Section: Nocturna
Director: Artemio Narro

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Meet Me at the Bottom

Animated music video for the song “Meet Me at the Bottom,” by singer LD Bundy.

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Wendsday 22 - 20:15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 3
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Thursday 23 - 14:40 h
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Saturday 25 - 20:00 h
El Cultural San Martín Room: 2
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Section: Muestra de Cortos Argentinos
Director: Marcos Santiago Colombo

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Melody

While she was preparing to shoot Princesita, her new feature, Marialy Rivas (best Avant Garde and Genre Feature at Bafici 2013 with Joven y alocada) made this small-immense documentary for Sundance’s Short Film Challenge. It tells the story of two little princesses that weren’t destined to be so: Melody and Georgina, a young woman and a...

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Thursday 16 - 18:10 h
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Saturday 18 - 16 h
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Monday 20 - 16:30 h
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Sections: Selección oficial - Fuera de competencia Panorama
Director: Marialy Rivas

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Merchants of Doubt

With his documentary Food Inc. (Bafici, 2009), Robert Kenner had exposed the US food industry and its pleats in an abrasive, thorough, intelligent, terrifying and informed manner. Now, he repeats the operation: he takes a non-fiction book (Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warm...

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Thursday 16 - 19:20 h
Village Recoleta Room: 2
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Sunday 19 - 18:00 h
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Section: Panorama
Director: Robert Kenner

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Merello x Carreras

At a time in cinema when many archives are opened, declassified and put into consideration, Victoria Carreras shares her home movies. They are the last moving images ever captured to feature Tita Merello as she shares a Sunday with the family of Enrique and Mercedes Carreras and, shortly before, in her last onstage appearance in Mar del Plata. A fe...

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Friday 17 - 21 h
Village Caballito Room: 4
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Tuesday 21 - 13:05 h
Village Recoleta Room: 5
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Wendsday 22 - 17 h
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Section: Panorama
Director: Victoria Carreras

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Metal y melancolía

Metal & Melancholy is a middle class portrait of the city of Lima and the situation society was living in the early Nineties: years of extreme crisis, hyperinflation, and political violence. In this context, Honigmann finds a way to depict the complexity of those days with great simplicity. The director wanders through the streets of Lima on th...

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Thursday 16 - 19:50 h
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Sunday 19 - 22:15 h
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Wendsday 22 - 22:00 h
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Section: Perú: Radiografía Fílmica de un País |
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Microbús

Young Peruvian Alejandro Small depicts the world of teenagers with a loving and intimate eye. Five teenagers wander around town while conversing and listening to music. Moving through the city is also moving through adolescence: the bridges, the merry-go-rounds, the childhood games, and the streets are also protagonists. These young people’s...

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Thursday 16 - 17:25 h
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Saturday 18 - 14 h
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Wendsday 22 - 20 h
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Section: Panorama
Director: Alejandro Small

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Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air

This is the family story of a man who lived for a long time in a Harlem apartment together with a Bengal tiger named Ming, who slept at his side and watched films with him on the weekends –a heterodox, inhumanly loving bond between the species that later extended to a crocodile named Al. It constitutes a poetic essay about certain connection...

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Thursday 16 - 21:30 h
Village Recoleta Room: 3
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Friday 17 - 15:30 h
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Sunday 19 - 15:25 h
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Section: Competencia Vanguardia y Género
Director: Phillip Warnell

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Miradas desde Sudamérica, diez años del Talents Buenos Aires

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Sunday 19 - 19 h
Village Recoleta Room: 4
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Sections: Proyecciones Especiales Talents BA - 10 Años
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Miramar

The routine life of an out-of-season beach town is slightly altered by the arrival of Javier, a young man who checks in at the hostel where Sofía works. We don’t know much about his reasons for being in that place at that time, but their relationship gets closer in a conversation that will stretch for several days, as they walk through...

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Monday 20 - 22:40 h
Village Recoleta Room: 4
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Tuesday 21 - 14:50 h
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Thursday 23 - 15:20 h
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Section: Competencia Oficial Argentina
Director: Fernando Sarquís

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Miss Else

Just four years after Austrian writer Arthur Schnitzler wrote this first real stream-of-consciousness novel in literature, the film version was done. It’s a story combining stock-market hysteria with melodrama, where a girl is forced to sell herself for the sake of her father’s fortune. Shot during the first Olympic winter games, it giv...

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Saturday 18 - 19:30 h
Teatro San Martín Room: L. Lugones
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Friday 24 - 19:30 h
Teatro San Martín Room: L. Lugones
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Section: Historia Secreta del Cine de Weimar
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Miss Universo en el Perú

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Saturday 18 - 16:00 h
Malba Cine
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Thursday 23 - 16 h
Malba Cine
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Section: Perú: Radiografía Fílmica de un País |
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Monicelli, la versione di Mario

The greatest difficulty in making a portrait of one of the most prolific and complex auteurs of Italian cinema resided mostly on choosing which aspects we would favor among so many possible ones. At first, we tried to have Mario tell us his intense and rich vision of life, because life is what his cinema is most intrinsically connected to. Then, we...

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Thursday 16 - 15:15 h
Village Recoleta Room: 10
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Sunday 19 - 14:10 h
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Section: Mario Monicelli - 100 Años de Cine
Director: Mario Monicelli

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