Tagged with independent films

Review: El Estudiante (The Student)

by Lucy in Baires, contributing blogger The Student is Roque Espinosa (played by Esteban Lamothe), a young guy from the countryside that comes to Buenos Aires to pursue university studies for the third time. It is not long until he realises that nothing interests him. He shows no vocation and wanders the crowded university halls … Continue reading

Review: “El Dedo” Gets a Thumbs Up

by Adam Davis, contributing blogger For a film ostensibly about a finger, “El Dedo,” the latest release from director Sergio Teubal, certainly displays a lot of heart. (Watch trailer with English subtitles below) The movie begins when the acting leader of a rural Argentine village, Don Hidalgo (Gabriel Goity), announces that, with the birth of … Continue reading

Buenos Aires Big Screen Dreams

A great article written by our friend Sorrel Moseley-Williams “Although El secreto de sus ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes) – a film with big names and a bigger budget estimated at US$2m – returned Argentine cinema to the spotlight after snapping up the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar in 2010, the local industry is … Continue reading

In Competition at Cannes from Argentina

The 2011 Cannes film festival will have the short film Soy tan feliz, byVladimir Durán, produced by Gale Cine and Servo Films from Argentina in competition for the Golden Palm award, after winning best short film in the 2011 BAFICI (Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival).

Ventana Sur Wrap Up

by Rob Sykes, contributing blogger What do you get if you let the organizers of Cannes and Argentina’s INCAA throw a few rough cuts, multiple international distributors, and other industry insiders into a room with a giant window? Well if that ‘window’ happens to be Ventana Sur, you set the wheels in motion on a … Continue reading

Ventana Sur: Window on South American Film

by Rob Sykes, contributing blogger The giant cinema shop window that is Ventana Sur is the most important film sales exposition in the entire Latin American region, runs from 3rd – 6th December. Now in its second year after a link-up between INCAA and Marché du Film (the organizers behind Cannes festival), Ventana Sur provides … Continue reading

Director of “El Rati Horror Show” Receives Death Threats

by contributing writer, Tracey Chandler “El Rati Horror Show,” showing in Buenos Aires cinemas at present, is an Argentine directed documentary of a special kind which forced the director, Enrique Piñeyro, and his family to leave Argentina after receiving death threats regarding the content of the documentary. There are two reasons to go and see … Continue reading