Argentine Film Festival of London

REVIEW Natural Sciences

By 13 November, 2014

My favourite acting performance at this year’s BAFICI (the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema) was undoubtedly that of 11-year old Paula Hertzog in Argentinean film Natural Sciences (Original title: Ciencias Naturales), a Córdoba-set tale of a... Read Article

REVIEW The Man Next Door

By 12 April, 2013

Leonardo (Rafael Spregelburd) is a successful interior designer whose obsession for architecture threatens to ruin his perfectly refined existence when his neighbour, Víctor (Daniel Aráoz), decides to knock himself a new window in a wall overlooking Leonardo’s modernist... Read Article

The Last Summer of La Boyita

REVIEW The Last Summer of La Boyita

By 19 April, 2012

Julia Solomonoff‘s latest film is a sweet yet daring look at that awkward no man’s land between the end of childhood and the start of adolescence. The Boyita of the title is a campervan pod which also doubles... Read Article

The Mugger

REVIEW The Mugger

By 17 April, 2012

The Mugger (El Asaltante) is a story based on a real event which the director, Pablo Fendrik, read in a local newspaper. The assailant of the title was never caught, and likewise, in the film, we can only... Read Article

Chinese Take-Away

REVIEW Chinese Take-Away

By 15 April, 2012

Chinese Take-Away (Un Cuento Chino) claims to be a story based on real events but our credulity is quickly put to the test in an opening scene where a lovely looking engagement is interrupted by a plummeting ruminant.... Read Article

Medianeras

REVIEW Medianeras

By 15 April, 2012

Medianeras (Sidewalls) by the Argentine Gustavo Taretto, is a comic and rather touching lesson on that deadly proxy for life — virtual reality.