Tagged with argentina cinema

The Mystery of Happiness: Movie Review

The Mystery of Happiness: Movie Review

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey The Mystery of Happiness (El Misterio de la Felicidad) is Daniel Burman’s newest film, an Argentine-Brazilian dramatic comedy shot on location and starring Guillermo Francella and Inés Estévez. The movie opened January 16th to a decent reception of near 200,000 spectators and is currently going on its third week of … Continue reading

Argentine Films Dominate Local Box Office

Argentine Films Dominate Local Box Office

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey In an unprecedented turn of events for Argentine cinema, this month’s movie-going Top 5 has been dominated by local productions: the 3D animated family movie Foosball (Metegol), the romantic comedy León’s Heart (Corazón de león), the thriller 7th Floor (Séptimo) and the drama Wakolda, recently nominated on the Oscar shortlist. Foosball … Continue reading

Argentina Cinema Grows Audiences

2009 was a very good year for “cine nacional” in Argentina, with huge gains in local audiences over 2008. Many Argentines complain that the local cinema is boring compared with Hollywood blockbusters, and local producers have listened, turning out high quality films that are filled with comedy and action (as well as some super cool … Continue reading