Argentine Film Festival

Venue : Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Chennai
Date : 28th – 30th June 2017


1. The Distinguished Citizen | El ciudadano ilustre  | 2016 | 118 min | Dir: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn | (28 June 2017 | 6.30 pm)

After refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, Literature Nobel Prize winner, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the inspiration for all of his books. It turns out that accepting this invitation is the worse idea of his life. Expect the unexpected when you have used real people as characters in your novels! Awards: 13 wins & 12 nominations.

2. Papers in the Wind | Papeles en el viento | 2015 | 98 min | Dir: Juan Taratuto | (29 June 2017 | 6.00 pm)

When Alejandro “Mono” dies, his brother and two closest friends are left to figure out how to take care of his young daughter, Guadalupe. They want to give her all the love they felt for Mono and secure her future, but there isn’t a single peso left in the bank. Fernando, Mauricio, and “Ruso” pool the few resources in their arsenal to come up with strategies in their desperate attempt to recoup Mono’s investment for Guadalupe. Papers in the Wind, is a tribute to friendship and proof that love and humor can triumph over sadness.
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations

3. The Gold Bug | El escarabajo de oro | 2014 | 100 min | Spanish | Dir: Alejo Moguillansky, Fia-Stina Sandlund | (29 June 2017  | 7.30 pm)

After an actor finds a treasure map detailing the location of ancient gold hidden near a town in the Misiones province named after the 19th-century politician Leandro N. Alem, he persuades the producers to change the project, as a portrait of the radical Alem and move the production there – so he can search for the treasure. A portrait of clash between a Swedish artist and an Argentine director.

4. Son of the Bride | El hijo de la novia | 2001 | 123 min | Spanish | Dir: Juan José Campanella | (30 June 2017 | 6.30 pm)

At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He lives in the shadow of his father, he feels guilty about rarely visiting his aging mother, his ex-wife says he doesn’t spend enough time with their daughter and he has yet to make a commitment to his girlfriend. At his lowest point, a minor heart attack reunites him with Juan Carlos, a childhood friend, who helps Rafael to reconstruct his past and look at the present in new ways.
Awards: Nominated for Oscar / 34 wins & 10 nominations

Date : 28th – 30th June 2017

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