Do you know much about Argentine cinema? You might have seen The Official Version (La Historia Oficial) or The Secret In Their Eyes (El Secreto En Sus Ojos), but there is so much more to catch up with.
London's first Argentine Film Festival will screen the best of the country's films at The Ritzy this month. Opening with Chinese Take-Away (Un Cuento Chino) — Argentina's biggest box office success in 2011 — the festival shows a wide range of interesting films from a new generation of directors. The programme includes life-capturing documentaries on hidden corners of Buenos Aires, comedies and silent movies. You can look forward to:
- Las Acacias, a road movie about the love story of an Argentine truck driver and his hitchhiker.
- Gay drama Absent (Ausente), which shows the relationship between a 16-year old student and his teacher.
- Back To Stay (Abrir Puertas y Ventanas) featuring the life of three sisters after the death of their grandmother.
But these are only a small part of the promising programme. Have a look at the full listings here.
The Argentine Film Festival runs 19-22 April at The Ritzy, Brixton. Tickets cost £7.50-10.50.