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The Lighthouse (1998)
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Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ingrid Rubio ...
Carmela
Jimena Barón ...
Aneta chica (as Jimena Baron)
Florencia Bertotti ...
Aneta grande
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Andy (as Ricardo Darin)
Norberto Díaz ...
Fernando (as Norberto Diaz)
Mariano Martínez ...
Javier (as Mariano Martinez)
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Dolores
Roberto Vallejos ...
Michi
Ina Casares ...
Angelita
Carmen Renard ...
Conserje
Mónica Lacoste ...
Dorita (as Monica Lacoste)
Mariano Bertolini ...
Federico
Jorge Marrale ...
Miguel
Elcira Olivera Garcés ...
Encarna (as Encarna Olivera Garces)
Florencia Carrillo ...
Paty
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Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, lose their mother in a car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls go to Uruguay to stay with their aunts. The sisters often bicker, but they are actually very close. Memé flirts but has no luck with boys because of her injury... On their own now, Memé works as a waitress where she gets to know Andy. Returning to Montevideo, they meet Dolores, a friend of their late mother. Memé's affair with a man complicates her relationship with her sister. Then Andy invites the pair to his seaside retreat, a lighthouse... Written by David Carless

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Spain's Ingrid Rubio captivates us in this family drama
2 May 1999 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

El Faro del Sur (aka The Lighthouse, in the English subtitled version shown at the 1999 Hispanic Film Festival in Miami) is driven by the main character and particularly its portrayal by Ingrid Rubio. The film which has won numerous awards, including Spain's "Oscars", the Goyas (best Spanish language film; the film is an Argentine production), and best actress awards and nominations by several sources for Ingrid Rubio, depicts an unusual and heart warming sibling relationship. The direction by the noted Argentinian helmer, Eduardo Mignona, is superb, and the added presence of the luminous veteran actress, Norma Aleandro, a breakthrough performance by the young Jimena Baron, the inclusion of comtemporary social themes, and beautiful cinematography, buoyed by an outstanding ensemble cast of some of Argentina's best actors of our time contribute to the film's memorability, and critical success. But at the end, it is Ingrid Rubio,in a challenging role who carries the film.The part is so challenging, psychologically, that it makes it all the more remarkable she was successful in adapting her usual strong Continental Spanish accent to a credible Spanish-Argentinian accent (her character was raised in Spain, but moved to Argentina at age 17). The picture can best be described as Argentina's "Hilary and Jackie", with Ingrid Rubio in the Emily Watson role. A triumph for Spain's next might be great actress. At age 26, she already has an impressive filmography, including the female lead in Carlos Saura's 1996 "Taxi". Don't miss it. This is Argentine-Spanish film collaboration at its finest.


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