Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Agenda Cultural - Buenos Aires
Festivales de Buenos Aires

In the Last Days of the City


Downtown Cairo, 2009. Khalid is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss of his own life. Together with his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he confronts a region on edge through filming the difficulty and beauty of life.


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition

Premier americana
Director: Tamer El Said

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Le Nouveau


Benoît is a 14 year-old boy who leaves the countryside and moves to Paris. He has to start from scratch in a new school, make new friends, and –together with an Swedish schoolmate– find his first love and get drunk with non-alcoholic beer. 


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition


Director: Rudi Rosenberg

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Rosa Chumbe


The routine of Rosa Chumbe will be altered when her 18-year-old daughter steels the few savings she had and leaves the house, abandoning her son. This incident will lead Rosa to follow the steps of the Lord of Miracles, while getting lost amidst incense smoke and the fervor of procession.


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition


Director: Jonatan Relayze Chiang

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John From


Rita is 15 and spends the summer between warm afternoons of teenage love and party nights with her friend Sara. From Portugal to the South Pacific, the pleasures of this routine will take a turn when the young girl visits the art show of a new neighbor in the local community.


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition


Director: João Nicolau

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Verengo


In a 25 years-old home video, a kid insistently asks his dad if he can play with the camera. Once an adult, he returns to that place to reflect on how all those years that passed have affected a place where time seems to have come to a halt. The cycle of life as seen by its protagonist and spectator.


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition

Premier americana
Director: Víctor Hugo Seoane

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La larga noche de Francisco Sanctis


An adaptation of Humberto Costantini’s homonymous novel, set in 1977 in Buenos Aires. In the midst of the dictatorship, a man receives information of the whereabouts or two people who are being searched by the military. Now he has the chance to save them, although that means risking his own life.


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition

Premier mundial
Directors: Andrea Testa Francisco Márquez

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La noche


A vertiginous, infinite and unique walk through every nighttime setback. Sex, drugs and drinking alternate between encounter and encounter, creating a above-board follow-on in front of a camera as curious as it is audacious, that dares to cover everything.


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition

Premier mundial
Director: Edgardo Castro

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Viviré con tu recuerdo


Almost fifteen years after I Don’t Know What Your Eyes Have Done to Me, one of its directors reunites with the lost footage of their first encounter with Ada Falcón. A “silent scenes” triggers his search in order to decipher the enigma of the absent voice, in an emotional journey where film becomes a path to retrace time.


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition

Premier mundial
Director: Sergio Wolf

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Girl Asleep


Greta is about to turn 15 and can’t bear to leave her childhood behind. But after her party, she will have to find herself in an incomprehensible, erotic, somewhat violent world.


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition

Premier americana
Director: Rosemary Myers

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Paradise! Paradise!


In 1991, Kurdwin and his parents were forced to flee from Iraq. Years later, his sick father decides to visit relatives in the city of Dohuk in order to buy a property there. His daughter comes along, carrying a camera, while they visit real estate agents and soldiers in a war zone. 


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition

Premier internacional
Director: Kurdwin Ayub

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Je me tue à le dire


The film explores the complex relationship between a mother and a hypochondriac son increasingly worried about his health. When she’s diagnosed with cancer, their lives become a race to see who will die first.


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition

Premier latinoamericana
Director: Xavier Seron

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The People Garden


A film starring the beautiful Dree Hemingway and Pamela Anderson that tells the story of Sweetpea, an actress who travels to Japan to reunite with her rocker boyfriend. At her arrival, she learns he has disappeared while shooting a music video in a mysterious Japanese forest.


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition

Premier mundial
Director: Nadia Litz

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Communication & Lies


A man and a woman with a case of low self-esteem embark on a trip together, but shortly after, she decides to return to Seoul. A few days later, the man visits her in her office and discovers she no longer works there.


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition

Premier americana
Director: Lee Seung-won

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A Magical Substance Flows into Me


Crossing documentary and fiction, Manna explores the different musical traditions of the communities that live in and around Jerusalem with Jewish-German specialist Robert Lachman and his work in Palestine as a kick-off point.


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition

Premier americana
Director: Jumana Manna

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O espelho


Due to a mysterious phone call, a man is forced to enter an abandoned country house. His encounter with a woman paves the way for a disturbing experience in which memories and dreams seem to display a narcotic kind of power. Based on the story by Machado de Assis.


Sections:
Competition / International Official Competition


Director: Rodrigo Lima

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