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SHOWING 25 FILMS FROM ARGENTINA

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  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: Daniel Burman and Daniel Burman
  • Country: Argentina
Professional poker player Uriel has been on a real hot streak—with the ladies—since his marriage fizzled out. But in between growing his online gambling business and helping to raise his kids, Uriel has rediscovered his old pre-marriage flame, Gloria…. Starring the great Valeria Bertuccelli (XXY) and Oscar-winning songwriter Jorge Drexler, this romantic comedy from Daniel Burman (Lost Embrace) unfolds in the acclaimed director's signature style: poignant, natural, and bitingly funny. |Read More
Comedy, Relationships

BAD HAIR

Junior, a nine-year-old living in Caracas, wants nothing more than to straighten his unruly hair—a fixation that stirs homophobic panic in his overtaxed mother. Each effort Junior makes to alter his appearance and gain his mother’s love is brushed off with abrasive avoidance until he’s ultimately faced with a heartbreaking decision. With a painfully tender performance by Samuel Lange, Bad Hair captures the search for identity as it clashes with intolerance. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

BEST SCREENPLAY - NARRATIVE AWARD

Professional poker player Uriel has been on a real hot streak—with the ladies—since his marriage fizzled out. But in between growing his online gambling business and helping to raise his kids, Uriel has rediscovered his old pre-marriage flame, Gloria…. Starring the great Valeria Bertuccelli (XXY) and Oscar-winning songwriter Jorge Drexler, this romantic comedy from Daniel Burman (Lost Embrace) unfolds in the acclaimed director's signature style: poignant, natural, and bitingly funny. |Read More
Comedy, Relationships

BLESSED BY FIRE

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Directed By: Tristán Bauer
  • Country: Spain, Argentina
A former infantry mate's overdose sparks wartime memories for Esteban, who tries to reconcile his life today with the part of him that died along with his ideals and comrades in the Falklands/Malvinas War. The harrowing account from Argentine director Bauer, based on a memoir, reminds us that survivors keep fighting long after leaving the battlefield. |Read More
Documentary

BORN AND BRED

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Pablo Trapero
  • Country: U.K., Italy, Argentina
When his life is shattered by a terrifying accident, a successful interior designer winds up in the desolate extremes of Patagonia, trying to find himself among other lost, disaffected men. Pablo Trapero's haunting film demonstrates why he is at the cutting edge of Argentina's most exciting cinema. |Read More
Drama

CINCO

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Adrián Biniez
  • Country: Argentina, Uruguay
Patón, with his fiery temper and aggressive play, is the veteran star of his city’s soccer team. When his transgressions land him a lengthy suspension, he considers retirement, while discovering a world that consists of more than just feet and fists. This coming-of-middle-age tale reveals the predicament of leaving the arena where you most feel at home. |Read More
Drama, Comedy

DIGNITY OF THE NOBODIES

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Country: Argentina
Following his analysis in A Social Genocide (TFF 2004) of globalization's role in Argentina's economic disaster, this master of the social documentary takes a more optimistic stance here. By celebrating the small, daily victories of thousands of "nobodies," he shows that individual and collective acts might be able to change the world after all. |Read More
Documentary

FISH CHILD

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Lucía Puenzo and Lucía Puenzo
  • Country: France, Spain, Argentina
Likened to a bold Argentine Thelma and Louise, Lucía Puenzo's follow-up to her Cannes winner XXY wraps a passionate love story in the arms of a pulsating thriller. When an upper-class Argentine falls for her family's sultry Paraguayan maid, the two make plans to run away together, but their hope for escape is derailed when shocking secrets become unveiled. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)

FORGING A NATION

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 127 minutes
  • Country: Argentina
Accompanied by his mother, cousins, aunts and uncles, the director retraces the steps of his Jewish ancestors, who fled Europe in the 1920's hoping to find in Argentina the land of their dreams. This poignant film journey uses the documentary as a singular tool to explore the multifaceted ways in which the Argentine nation was built. |Read More
Documentary

HAIRY TOOTH FAIRY

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Juan Pablo Buscarini
  • Country: Spain, Argentina
When Lucía loses a tooth, she is consoled to know that the Hairy Tooth Fairy, Pérez, will bring money in exchange. Pérez lives happily on a boat with hundreds of other mice, but tonight he encounters danger, and Lucía and a friend must set out to save him. This fascinating adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat. Ages 10+ |Read More
Animation

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR EYES HAVE DONE TO ME

  • Release Year: 2003
  • Runtime: 64 minutes
  • Directed By: Lorena Muñoz and Sergio Wolf
  • Country: Argentina
Embarking on a quixotic quest, the filmmakers attempt to trace the legendary Ada Falcón, a tango singer of the '30s (her most famous song is the film's title) who disappeared without a trace at the height of her fame. Is she still alive? Where is she? Voted best documentary of 2003 by Argentina's film critics, this is a film you won't easily forget. |Read More

MADLY

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: Gael García Bernal, Mia Wasikowska, Sebastian Silva, Anurag Kashyap, Sion Sono, and Natasha Khan
  • Country: USA, U.K., India, Australia, Argentina, Japan
Madly is an international anthology of short films exploring love in all its permutations. Directed by some of the most vibrant filmmakers working today, the six stories in Madly portray contemporary love in all its glorious, sad, ecstatic, empowering, and erotic manifestations. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)

MARAVILLA

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 82 minutes
  • Directed By: Juan Pablo Cadaveira
  • Country: Argentina
A true underdog story, Maravilla follows Argentinian boxer Sergio "Maravilla" Martinez as he sets out to reclaim the title of middleweight champion. Focusing on the rise of Martinez from penniless amateur to world champion and sporting celebrity, director Juan Pablo Cadaveira offers a fascinating glimpse into today’s boxing landscape, revealing the politics of the sporting profession that often places entertainment value over the sport itself. |Read More
Sports, Documentary, NY Director(s), First Time Filmmaker

MY LAST ROUND

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 87 minutes
  • Directed By: Julio Jorquera and Julio Jorquera
  • Country: Argentina, Chile
When successful boxer Octavio falls in love with kitchen hand Hugo, they move from their small-town homes in the south of Chile to capital city Santiago to protect their taboo relationship. But when Hugo feels unexpected desire for co-worker Jennifer, Octavio is left heartbroken and throws himself into a high-stakes boxing match against all odds. A handsome cast and evocative cinematography offer a sexy, subtle film that evokes hits like The Wrestler and Brokeback Mountain. |Read More
Drama, Sports

NOBODYS WATCHING

Nico is a promising actor in Argentina, but in New York, nobody takes notice. After giving up a successful career in his home country for a chance to make it in the big apple, Nico finds himself bartending, babysitting and doing odd jobs to keep afloat. In a moving depiction of the vibrant city, director Julia Solomonoff’s touching feature questions how we adjust when we lose our audience. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), LGBT, Latino Director(s), TFF Alumni