Movie buffs in the city will be treated to both classic and recent Argentine movies at the Argentine Film Festival, to be staged from May 27 to June 4 at the Grand Cinema.
A total of 10 films will be screened to offer insights into the charm of Argentine cinema.
On Saturday afternoon, the festival will open with a ceremony and the screening of the 1985 drama film "The Official Story." The film directed by Luis Puenzo revolves around a high school teacher's search for the origins of her adopted daughter.
Other films to be shown include the 2001 comedy drama "La Ciénaga," the 2017 history drama "Zama," 2008 drama film "Extraordinary Stories," the 2014 comedy thriller "Wild Tales," the 2016 comedy drama "The Distinguished Citizen" and the 1992 adventure film "The Journey."
"La Ciénaga" is centered on the life of two women and their families in a small town while "Wild Tales" is comprised of six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Based on the 1956 novel by famous writer Antonio Di Benedetto, "Zama" is a film about Don Diego de Zama, a functionary of the Spanish crown in the 17th century who awaits his transfer back home.
"Extraordinary Stories" uses novel and adventurous experiment in storytelling. It is about the mysterious adventures of three men and reflects the culture and historical changes of Argentina.
Comedy film "The Distinguished Citizen" is a story about a writer's new discoveries at his hometown in Argentina after living in Europe for decades.
"The Journey" follows the bike ride adventure of a teenager through Latin America to find his father, a cartoonist turned anthropologist believed to be in the Amazon jungle.
The 245-minute "Extraordinary Stories" is priced at 110 yuan (US$15.6). "The Journey" is priced at 80 yuan. Other films are priced at 70 yuan.
Where to watch:
Tickets: Besides on-site ticket purchase at the Grand Cinema, Maoyan and Taopiaopiao are also available for online ticketing. Download Maoyan Pro app and click "me." Go to "settings" and then select "English version."
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