New Movie Takes us back to 1969 protests in Argentina

May 1969. A month that shook the world with student and worker protests. Argentina was no different. In Rosario, a  river side city about four hours away by car from Buenos Aires, students were inspired by the French protests and took to the streets. “Días de Mayo” (Days of May) was filmed on location in Rosario and in beautiful black and white photography captures the spirit of the times. Director Gustavo Postiglione at times seems a bit too caught up in the aesthetic of the 60s and in the eyes of the characters: for a story about a revolution gone bad, it can seem a bit too melancholic at times. Perhaps because the director cannot forget that many of these characters would either be escaping from or killed by the military dictatorship just seven years later.

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