Tagged with Lucia Puenzo

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

Wakolda: The Tale of Those Who Looked Way

Wakolda: The Tale of Those Who Looked Way

By contributing blogger Benjamín Harguindey Wakolda goes to places few Argentine movies dare: that of postwar Nazi collaborationism, sanctioned by the government and, in the interest of this movie, society overall. It is both a critique and an acknowledgement of a society that was willing to trade moral ground for Nazi know-how and personal benefit. … Continue reading

El Niño Pez (Fishchild) Another hit from Lucia Puenzo

First, young director Lucia Puenzo debuted with a movie, “XXY”, about a transgendered teenager that won critical acclaim. Her second movie “Fishchild” tackles a similar theme–teenage love between girls, one upper class and the other a maid, but instead of the stark realism that defined XXY her new film combines dream sequences, dramatic lighting and … Continue reading