Cine Argentino starts at Lucerna

Some of the best recent Argentinean films will be showcased

The sixth Cine Argentino festival of Argentinean films will be held at Lucerna cinema in Prague from Oct. 26 to 30. This year the festival is accompanied by an exhibition of Argentinean film posters.

The festival has a total of nine films in 10 screenings, and six of the films have English subtitles as well as Czech.

The festival opens with the comedy Distinguished Citizen (El ciudadano ilustre), which received the Goya Award for the best foreign Spanish-language film of the year. At the Venice film festival, Oscar Martínez won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor.

The festival encompasses a range of film genres, including, for example, the claustrophobic thriller At the End of the Tunnel (Al final del túnel) about computer expert confined to a wheelchair. The computer expert learns of a bank robbery plan but makes a plan of his own.

Another highlight is the drama Kóblic, set during the time of the military dictatorship. The protagonist must come to terms with his conscience after being a pilot for execution flights.

The family drama Black Snow (Nieve negra) takes places in the inhospitable south of Argentina, where one brother has fled after being accused of murder in the family. Things heat up when another brother turns up to discuss financial matters.

The urban comedy Routes (Veredas) tells a chance meeting between two young people. Feeling Piazzolla (Sintiendo a Piazzolla) is a documentary film about tango composer Astor Piazzolla.

The three films without English subtitles (only with Czech ones) are Incident Light (Luz incidente), How Most Things Work (Como funcionan casi todas las cosas) and Permitidos (That’s Not Cheating),

An accompanying exhibition in Lucerna pasáž of original film posters shows the evolution of Argentine cinema from the 1930s to the present. It is realized with the support of Argentina's Museo del Cine Pablo Ducrós Hicken

At the opening ceremony on Oct. 26, the audience can look forward to a show of the Argentinean tango in the arcade of the Lucerna as well as music after the film in the Marble Hall. There is another music and dance program Oct. 29 in Lucerna Gallery.

The film festival is hosted by Lucerna Palace, along with the Embassy of the Argentine Republic.

The general partner is the City of Prague.

For more information visit www.cineargentino.cz or facebook.com/CineArgentinoPraha

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