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1st Argentine Film Festival coming up in London

London’s first Argentine Film Festival will take place at The Ritzy from 19th to 22nd April 2012.

The festival, which aims to showcase the best contemporary cinema from and about Argentina, will screen a total of eight award-winning films. It will also feature the UK premiere of four short films from Argentina’s largely unknown silent film era.

Visitors to the Festival should expect quirky characters and unusual love stories, high-voltage drama and sexual tension.

There will also be documentaries, music and some mesmerizing gems from Argentina’s largely unknown silent film era. Not to be missed!

Sofia Serbin de Skalon, the Festival’s Director and Founder said: “We’re very proud of our inaugural programme, which represents the cream of current Argentine film production. All of the films have received international recognition and awards, but they also tell universal stories that any Londoner can relate to, be they English or Spanish-speakers.”

Clare Binns, Director of Programming and Acquisitions at City Screen – Picturehouse Cinemas commented: “We are truly delighted to host London’s first Argentine Film Festival. Argentina is producing some fantastic films, and the Ritzy, with its long-standing history of alternative programming and its community spirit, is the perfect venue for this festival.”

Festival Programme of Argentine Film Festival

Thursday 19th April
8.30 – CHINESE TAKEAWAY (UN CUENTO CHINO) (Cert.TBC)

Friday 20th April
4.30 – LAS ACACIAS (12A)
6.20 – CAPRICHOSOS DE SAN TELMO (Cert.TBC) Plus Director Q&A
Followed by a Live Performance at Upstairs at The Ritzy
8.00 – CHINESE TAKEAWAY (UN CUENTO CHINO) (Cert.TBC)
10.00 – ABSENT (AUSENTE) (15)

Saturday 21st April
3.00 – MEDIANERAS (U)
5.00 – THE LAST SUMMER OF THE BOYITA (EL ÚLTIMO VERANO DE LA BOYITA) (12A)
7.00 – BACK TO STAY (ABRIR PUERTAS Y VENTANAS) (U)
9.05 – THE MUGGERS (EL ASALTANTE) (Cert.TBC) Plus Live Intro

Sunday 22nd April
3.00 – BACK TO STAY (ABRIR PUERTAS Y VENTANAS) (U)
5.05 – ARGENTINE SILENT FILMS With Live Music Accompaniment (Cert.TBC)
Followed by  a Live Performance at Upstairs at The Ritzy
8.00 – Closing Film: MEDIANERAS (U)

For further information about the Argentine Film Festival, please visit www.argentinefilmfestival.com.
 

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