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Argentine Film Month at the Instituto Cervantes 4-27 april 2013

Argentine Film Month at the Instituto Cervantes 4-27 april 2013
miércoles 22 de octubre de 2014, 11:21h

The Embassy of the Argentine Republic and Instituto Cervantes de Manila are pleased to present an Argentine Film Month this April 2013 that will offer the Filipino public a varied selection of recent cinema productions representative of the visual richness and versatility of the new Argentine cinematography.

The exhibit will open on Thursday April 4th at 7pm with the screening of “Everybody Has a Plan”, the first Argentine motion picture starring international actor Viggo Mortensen. The series will continue on Saturdays at 2pm with the following screenings: “Sidewalls” (April 6th), “Widows” (April 13th), “The Last Elvis” (April 20th), and “The Other” (April 27th). All films will be shown in their original versions in Spanish with English subtitles. The exhibit, which is open to the public and admission free, will take place at the Auditorium of the Instituto Cervantes, #855 T. M. Kalaw, Ermita, Manila; tel: (632) 526-1482 loc. 115; fax: (632) 526-1449; website: http://manila.cervantes.es


Thursday, 4 April 2013, 7 pm: “TodosTenemos un Plan” (“Everybody Has a Plan”). Director: Ana Piterbarg. Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Soledad Villamil, Daniel Fanego, Javier Godino, Sofía Gala Castigione. 2012/ 118 min/ Crime-Drama. After several years living in Buenos Aires, Agustín (Viggo Mortensen) is obsessed with the idea of abandoning his frustrating life in the city. After the death of his twin brother, Agustín sets out to begin a new life by assuming the identity of his brother and returning to the mysterious Tigre Delta where they spent their childhood. However, shortly after his return, Agustin is involuntarily involved in the dangerous world of crime that his brother had been part of.

Saturday, 6 April 2013, 2 pm: “Medianeras” (“Sidewalls”). Director: Gustavo Taretto. Stars: Javier Drolas, Pilar López de Ayala, Inés Efron, Carla Peterson, Adrián Navarro, Rafael Ferro. 2011/ 95 min/Comedy-Drama. This is the story of two youngsters and their city. Martín (Javier Drolas) and Mariana (Pilar López de Ayala) are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don't notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together. The city of Buenos Aires separates and unites them at the same time.

Saturday, 13 April 2013, 2 pm: “Viudas” (“Widows”). Director: Marcos Carnevale. Stars: Graciela Borges, Valeria Bertuccelli, Rita Cortese, Martín Bossi. 2011/ 100 mins/ Drama. Elena (Graciela Borges), a documentary filmmaker, meets her husband’s mistress at his deathbed.  Not only does Elena have to bear the pain of the unlawful relationship but his dying husband asks her to take care of the youngster Adele (Valeria Bertuccelli). After the death of their beloved man, both “widows” enter into an unusual living arrangement.

Saturday, 20 April 2013, 2 pm: “El Ultimo Elvis” (“The Last Elvis”). Director: Armando Bo. Stars: John McInerny, Griselda Siciliani, Margarita López. 2012/ 91 min/ Music-Drama. In director Armando Bo´s opera prima, an Elvis impersonator believing himself to be the King reincarnate wrestles with an uncertain future after reaching the age that his idol died, and is confronted with an unforeseen family tragedy. By day, Carlos Gutierrez (John McInerny) is a factory worker in Buenos Aires; by night he entertains audiences as the King of Rock and Roll. This film arrives in Manila preceded by international acclaim at the Special Selection of the Sundance Film Festival (USA) and picking up awards such as Best Picture at the London East End Festival (UK), Prize of the French Critics at the Toulouse Festival (France), and a Special Mention at the Jecheon Film Festival (Korea).

Saturday, 27 April 2013, 2 pm: “El Otro”/ “The Other” (Dir.: Ariel Rotter, 2007). Director: Ariel Rotter. Stars: Julio Chávez, María Onetto, María Ucedo, Inés Molina, Arturo Goetz, Osvaldo Bonet. 2007/ 83 min/Drama. Arriving at a distant town, businessman Juan Desouza (Julio Chávez) decides to take the identity of a passenger who died during the bus trip. By assuming the dead man's identity, Desouza reinvents himself, rediscovering his tastes and basic instincts. He tries to grasp the idea that the life he chose to live is not the only one possible. His performance in “The Other” won Julio Chávez the Silver Bear to the Best Actor at the Berlin International Film Festival.

All films will be shown in their original versions in Spanish with English subtitles.


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