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Leonardo DiCaprio films in Argentina for “The Revenant”

Leonardo DiCaprio films in Argentina for “The Revenant”

Hollywood superstar Leonardio DiCaprio is shooting the final scenes of The Revenant in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. The Revenant is Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s (Oscar winning director of “Birdman”) first collaboration with actor Leonardo DiCaprio. The movie tells the true story of a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, who sets out on a path of vengeance against those … Continue reading

KEEPING SAFE WHILE SHOOTING

KEEPING SAFE WHILE SHOOTING

Tragic news has hit the headlines this week with news about filming in Argentina. Two helicopters carrying French sports stars filming a popular European reality show crashed in a remote part of Argentina, killing 10 people, including two Olympic medal winners and a sailing champion, authorities have said. The helicopters apparently collided in the air … 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