Argentine Cinema in Cannes Film Festival

By Tracey Chandler, Contributing Blogger

The two week Cannes Film Festival this year (12th – 23rd May 2010) promises to be a great fortnight for Argentine Cinema. Indeed, it is likely to be a great fortnight for South American Cinema in general, with unexpected strong entries from countries like Venezuela, Uruguay and Peru making appearances outside the official entries through what is known as “Critic’s Week” or “La Semana de la Crítica.” These  entries that present merit and excellence in film-making and once again will provide a strong presence for Argentina in the Cannes Film Festival.

With reference to Argentine Cinema at Cannes this year, two films that were recently shown in the BAFICI festival in Buenos Aires are already included in the “Critic´s Week” or “La Semana de la Crítica” line-up. The first is “Un Certain Regard de Los Labios,” by Iván Fund-Santiago Loza and the second is a short entitled, “Cynthia Todavía Tiene Las Llaves,” directed by Gonzalo Tobal.

Perhaps even more exciting is the fact that “Carancho,” the most recent full length feature film by Pablo Trapero, stands a good chance of being listed in the official programme and thus stands a chance at receiving a Golden Palm. Take a look at the trailer below. In addition, CLICK HERE to find out how you can see Trapero´s recent work for half-price at Hoyts Cinemas when it is released in Buenos Aires on 6th May:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHtGJmAXARg

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