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Mar Del Plata– “Corroborators,” “Guayaquil” and “Helada” feature in the packed lineup of Work In Progress, the Mar del Plata Fest event where Argentine productions currently in post are pitched by their helmer or producer in mini-sessions of 10-12 minutes.
Francisco d’Eufemia and Javier Zeballos’ opera prima “Fuga en el pais de las manzanas” delivers a gaucho western set in late nineteenth century Patagonia. It turns on a survival story based on the diaries of Argentinean scientific and explorer Perito Moreno, who was imprisoned by the Mapuches –indigenous people from south-western Argentina and south-central Chile– during the Conquest of the Desert campaign, lead by general Julio Argentino Roca.
Alongside new LoboLab section, Work in Progress is one of the main industry events at Mar del Plata.
Turning on a late 19th century secret society founded in Buenos Aires, “Corroborators” is the first solo feature of Luis Bernardez, an assistant »
- Emilio Mayorga
Though he would actually direct other features, including the ill received 1967 A Countess From Hong Kong, wherein Marlon Brando decided to be a mean girl to co-star Sophia Loren, and the neglected A King in New York (1957), many read the 1952 Limelight as Charles Chaplin’s ‘enduring’ final film. An appropriate approximation of his immortal Tramp character after fame has fallen away, the bittersweet tragicomedy wasn’t well-received at the time (though Bosley Crowther raved in The New York Times, hailing the film as “eloquent, tearful, and beguiling with supreme virtuosity”). McCarthyism succeeded in thwarting the film’s distribution, limiting the release to New York City and those labeling Chaplin a Communist picketed screenings where it did play. In the UK, the film’s release was less harried, with newcomer Claire Bloom securing a BAFTA win for Most Promising Newcomer. The film would receive a theatrical release for the first in Los Angeles twenty years later, »
- Nicholas Bell
“I have often wondered what makes us keep things that we know are bound to disappear,” states the narrator of the film Letter to a Father (2013). The voice belongs to Letter’s filmmaker, Edgardo Cozarinsky, who was born in Buenos Aires in 1939 and has spent much of his life in Paris. The things he has kept over time include items pertaining to his father, Mirón Cozarinsky, a naval officer he barely knew who passed away when he was 20 years old. In the Argentinian director’s most recent feature-length film, he visits his father’s hometown of Clara (located in the central Entre Ríos province) for the first time. […] »
- Aaron Cutler
3 items from 2015
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