Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
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When Alejandro Agresti made The Act in Question, he had already directed several films –some in Argentina, some in the Netherlands– and his filmography surpassed in quality and extension the ones of his contemporaries (and not just the local ones). But nothing could have foreseen the imaginary biography of magician Quiroga (played by an unforgettable Carlos Roffé, one of the finest and most secret Argentine actors) and its surprising mix of universes, fresh out of cinema and literature. In the extraordinary rise and fall story of this Fu Manchú from Barracas, the work of Borges, Bioy Casares, Gardel, Spinetta and Cortázar meets with Orson Welles and Raoul Ruiz, as well as a thousand influences combined in the most original ways, in order to create a film that is both virtuous and moving. The Act in Question should be our Citizen Kane: a parable about creation and a hilarious sample of many of the Argentine people’s issues. However, the film was lost in the ether. The premiere, or better said, the reappearance of this film completes the trick. And spectators will have the chance to prove that, despite the years, the magic remains intact. MA

Section: Clásicos Restaurados
Wendsday 22 - 21:30 h
Village Recoleta Room: 7
Tickets sold out

English title: The Act in Question
Year: 1993
Format: DCP
Color: B&N
Minutes: 106
Seconds: 0

Team:

D, G: Alejandro Agresti  

F: Néstor Sanz

 E: Stefan Kamp 

DA: John Bramble, Wilbert Van Dorp  

S: Kees de Groot  M: Toshio Nakagawa  

P: Annemiek van Gorp, Christoph Meyer-Wiel, Kees Kasander  

CP: Allarts, Black Forest Films  


Cast:

Carlos Roffé, Sergio Poves Campos, Lorenzo Quinteros, Mirta Busnelli, Nathalie Alonso Casale


Contact:

HC Films. Hernán Guerschuny T +54 11 4775 9072
E hernang@haciendocine.com.ar W haciendocine.com.ar


Alejandro Agresti Argentina

Born in Buenos Aires in 1961, some of his films are El amor es una mujer gorda (1987), Buenos Aires viceversa (1996; Silver Condor for Best Director), El viento se llevó lo qué (1998; Golden Shell in San Sebastián), Una noche con Sabrina Love (2000), Valentín (2002; Silver Condor for Best Script) and The Lake House (2006...



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