Tagged with Juan José Campanella

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

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

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

Argentina Taxes Foreign Blockbusters

by Amy Ramirez, contributing blogger What is the easiest way to boost cultural pride in a country with a vastly underrated cinematic potential? Tax the films that are imposing a Hollywood cultural agenda! Argentina’s National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) has begun to tax foreign blockbusters in order to promote the advancement of … Continue reading