Argentine Movies

REVIEW The Fire (El Incendio)

By 24 November, 2015

Juan Schnitman’s debut film El Incendio is a gritty and intense portrait of a relationship under severe strain. The film depicts a day in the life of Lucia and Marcelo, a young couple living in Buenos Aires, in... Read Article

REVIEW Muerte En Buenos Aires

By 03 December, 2014

Muerte En Buenos Aires (Death In Buenos Aires) directed by Natalia Meta, starts slowly and never recovers. A leading member of Buenos Aires society, one Señor Jaime Figueroa Alcorta aka Snowflake, is found dead in his apartment. In... Read Article

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 Wild Tales

By 13 November, 2014

The fourth chapter of Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales (Relatos Salvajes) opens with the light of a head torch. Argentinian megastar Ricardo Darín is an explosives expert working on the demolition of one of Buenos Aires’ many defunct factories... Read Article

REVIEW Leones

By 26 June, 2013

A reflective piece on getting lost and the delicate space between life and death, Jazmín López’s first feature film, Leones, which debuted at last year’s Venice Film Festival, gazes alongside five Argentine friends wandering freely through a mysterious... 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

REVIEW Infancia Clandestina (Clandestine Childhood)

By 24 February, 2013

Infancia Clandestina (Clandestine Childhood), directed by Benjamín Ávila, is set in Argentina during the time of the Dirty War, the period in the 70s in which state-sponsored terror sought to crush all dissent. The story is based on... Read Article

REVIEW The Dead Man and Being Happy

By 05 December, 2012

The Dead Man and Being Happy (El Muerto y Ser Feliz) is the third feature film from Spanish writer and director Javier Rebollo, and charts the somewhat unconventional road-trip of its two curious yet strangely endearing protagonists.

8 Films Set In Patagonia

8 Films Set In Patagonia

By 14 May, 2012

Recent years have seen an increasing number of films set in Patagonia, a Southern area of Argentina and Chile that continaully attracts tourism due to it’s extreme geology, marine life and mountain slopes, but also provides the perfect... Read Article