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Documentary “Erasing Dad” censored in Argentina

Documentary “Erasing Dad” censored in Argentina

The documentary Borrando a Papá (Erasing Dad) was originally set to premiere on August 28th, but it was suddenly pulled down at the behest of a non-governmental organization that criticized its release. Directed by Ginger Gentile and Sandra Fernández Ferreira, and produced by San Telmo Productions Erasing Dad is about the plight of fathers that are “erased” from their children’s lives after a divorce or separation by the family court system that tends to rule against fathers. Continue reading

Aída Bortnik, Screenwriter of “The Official Story” and other Award Winning Films, Dies at age 74

Aída Bortnik, Screenwriter of “The Official Story” and other Award Winning Films, Dies at age 74

by Benjamín Harguindey, contributing blogger Aída Bortnik (74) passed away on April 27th, 2013. Playwright, journalist and arguably one of Argentina’s most famous screenwriters, she penned the scripts for Oscar-nominated La tregua (The Truce, 1974) and La historia official (The Official Story, 1985) which was the first Argentine movie to win the Oscar for best … Continue reading

2013 BAFICI Winners

2013 BAFICI Winners

by Benjamin Harguindey, contributing blogger The English film Berberian Sound Studio, by Peter Strickland, was voted Best Film of the International Official Selection of the BAFICI, and Santiago Loza’s La paz won best film in the Argentine Official Selection, as was announced today, Saturday, at noon at the Centro Cultural Recoleta, together with the rest … Continue reading