Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
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Mario Monicelli Italia

Despite the fact that he visited only once, Mario Monicelli loved Argentina. In the centennial of his birth, Bafici pays tribute to this master of Italian cinema. He was an auteur in the most comprehensive sense of the word, as he wrote most of his films. He started his career in the Thirties directing student short films and working as an assistant director. In the Forties, he was already established as a prolific and creative scriptwriter when he jumped to filmmaking in a duo with the great comedian Steno. In the Fifties, he directed several successful films, including masterpieces like Big Deal on Madonna Street, and The Great War. From the Sixties on, he had the freedom to choose high social impact issues, which he presented in an accessible way for the general public. He never stopped “entertaining while educating”, which was actually making people laugh and cry by communicating his own view of the world. A view that was powerfully non-conformist, and absolutely opposed to the “inherited notions” about the First World War, machismo and feminism, labor and unemployment, industry and power, family, youth, intelligence, old age, and friendship. Thanks to his splendid, elegant, and refined films, Mario Monicelli has left an indelible mark. 

Films: Vida de perros Casanova ‘70 Un burgués pequeño, pequeño Monicelli, la versione di Mario Vicino al Colosseo… c’è Monti

05 May 2015

PROJECTS GOING TO CANNES

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...

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25 April 2015

A FESTIVAL THAT CONTINUES TO GROW

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...

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25 April 2015

GREAT CLOSING NIGHT AT TEATRO COLÓN

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...

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