Argentine Film Comes to London
Argentine cinema is on the rise! Just take the Oscar triumph of The Secret In Their Eyes as example of this. So, the arrival of the first ever Argentine Film Festival in London this April couldn’t come at a better time.
Taking place from Thursday 19th April until Sunday 22nd at the Ritzy in Brixton, the 1st Argentine Film Festival of London showcases the latest in Argentine cinema – as well as a couple of nods to the country’s film history. Opening the festival will be Chinese Take-Away, a heart-warming comedy starring Ricardo Darín (star of The Secret In Their Eyes). There will be three films that gained many admirers at the BFI London Film Festival last year, those being Las Acacias, Back To Stay and Medianeras, all of which we’ve seen and highly recommend.
Additionally, there will be Los Caprichosos de San Telmo, a documentary about murga full of some amazing real-life characters; the hugely original love story Absent; The Last Summer of La Boyita, which is billed as being much more than just a coming-of-age story; director’s showcase The Mugger; as well as a night showing Argentine silent films from the 1920s. All in all, it looks like a great few days for cinema and/or Argentina lovers!
Thursday 19th April, 8.30pm (Opening Film)
Friday 20th April, 4.30pm
Friday 20th April, 6.20pm
Friday 20th April, 10pm
Saturday 21st April, 5pm
Saturday 21st April, 7pm
Saturday 21st April, 9.05pm
Sunday 22nd April, 5pm
Saturday 21st April, 3pm
Thursday 19th – Sunday 22nd April