Diego Lerer

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AFI Fest: Showcase on Argentina

Two-thousand-eight will be remembered as a landmark year for Argentine cinema, beginning with the selection of not one but two local films for the official competition in Cannes. Those two movies — Pablo Trapero’s Lion’s Den and Lucrecia Martel’s The Headless Woman — anchor AFI Fest’s five-film “Showcase on Argentina.”......

Mixed Signals

The last 12 months were a kind of annus horribilis for Argentine cinema, both artistically and commercially. With very few exceptions, local releases didn’t make a dime at the box office and they were not invited to the main competitions of the biggest international festivals. Not surprisingly, the American Cinematheque’s......

New Argentine Cinema

2006 was a dark year for Argentine cinema. Not only because of the quality of the films released, but for the sudden passing of two of its major filmmakers: Fabián Bielinsky, 47, and Eduardo Mignogna, 66. Mignogna’s death, three weeks ago, marked the end of the career of one of......
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