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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

Argentine Film Institute Creates Horror Movie Fund

Argentine Film Institute Creates Horror Movie Fund

By Benjamín Harguindey The president of the Argentinian INCAA Film Institute, Lucrecia Cardoso, has recently created a specific kind of funding for horror movie production in Argentina. A call for applications will launch shortly, after which two projects will be selected by the state for financing. Recent genre pieces include vampire movie Darkness by Day (2013), … Continue reading

Wild Tales Breaks Box Office Records in Argentina

Wild Tales Breaks Box Office Records in Argentina

By Benjamín Harguindey Damián Szifron’s “Wild Tales” (Relatos salvajes) made box-office history this weekend in Argentina, informed The Hollywood Reporter, opening with 450,000 tickets (an approximate $2.5 million dollars) and setting a new record not just for any movie launch of 2014 so far, but any Argentinian movie ever released as well. The movie launched … Continue reading

Review of El Ardor, Argentina’s Jungle Western

Review of El Ardor, Argentina’s Jungle Western

By Benjamín Harguindey The Ardor (El Ardor) spawns from Argentina’s National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and Brazil’s National Cinema Agency (ANCINE) renewed Film/Audiovisual Co-production Agreement, which produces two movies a year since 2011. The director is Argentinian Pablo Fendrik, whose Blood Appears (La sangre brota) won at the 61° Cannes Film Festival … Continue reading

US Studios Invest in Argentinian Film Industry; Wild Tales takes Box Office Top Spot

US Studios Invest in Argentinian Film Industry; Wild Tales takes Box Office Top Spot

By Benjamín Harguindey Argentina is considered a “tastemaker” market in South America, coveted for positioning films for favorable runs around the continent. But currency restraints have recently prevented Hollywood studios like Disney and Paramount from cashing in on box office blockbusters distributed around the country, a result of Argentina’s devalued currency. Consequently, many of these US … Continue reading

Wild Tales Press Conference: “It’s socially committed, it’s fun and it’s massive”

Wild Tales Press Conference: “It’s socially committed, it’s fun and it’s massive”

By Benjamín Harguindey Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes) is easily the most hyped movie of the year: an international big-budget co-production signed by Pedro Almodóvar, scored by Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla, directed by the immensely popular TV showrunner Damián Szifron (in a comeback no less) and featuring a star-studded cast of A-list actors such as Ricardo … Continue reading

Argentinian INCAA and Brazilian ANCINE renew Film Co-Production Agreement

Argentinian INCAA and Brazilian ANCINE renew Film Co-Production Agreement

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey The National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) of Argentina and the National Cinema Agency (ANCINE) of Brazil renewed their Film/Audiovisual Co-production Agreement during a ceremony held on July 25 this month in Panama, where respective presidents Lucrecia Cardoso and Manoel Rangel signed the agreement for the third time … Continue reading