Argentina Film Showcase 2015 San Diego Latino Film Festival

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Country of Focus: Argentina Film Showcase Individual Tickets on Sale March 7th. For now, reserve a seat and support Cine Latino, by buying a FILM or FESTIVAL PASS: http://sdlatinofilm.com/passes2015/ Argentine cinema has had a fantastic run this past year. This should come as no surprise: Argentina has produced several of the most beloved and acclaimed films over the last several years, among them The Secret in the Eyes, Burnt Money, and Nine Queens. It should also be noted that Argentina’s Wild Tales has not only taken the festival world by storm, but also scored itself a nomination for Best Foreign Film at the 2015 Oscars. This is our chance to honor a cinema that is unafraid of being bold and brash; elegiac, lyrical, and inventive; and most importantly, wholly original. Ciencias Naturales Dir. Matías Lucchesi (Argentina, 70 min., 2014, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama) FRI 3/13 / 6:20 / S13 FRI 3/20 / 8:00 / S15 Lila, a precocious 12 year-old living in a remote mountainous region in Argentina, is eager to find her biological father. Her mother refuses to offer any details about him to satiate her curiosity; and the only clue that might lead to his whereabouts is an old plaque. She decides to escape with the assistance of her teacher and together they embark on a journey that leads to several surprising revelations. Delirium Dir. Carlos Kaimakamian Carrau (Argentina, 85 min., 2014, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Comedy) THU 3/12 / 4:30 / S1 MON 3/16 / 7:00 / S1 FRI 3/20 / 6:00 / S2 Federico is working a dead-end job and deeply dissatisfied with the status quo. His friends, Mariano and Martín, are aimless in their pursuit of a promising future. The trio strike up a seemingly foolproof plan to find success, fame, and wealth: they will produce a low budget film in hopes that it will be a runaway success. The only thing they need is a recognizable movie star. Through a series of misunderstandings, they manage to book Argentina’s biggest film star, Ricardo Darin (playing himself), who believes he is doing a favor for a friend. The production goes unsurprisingly off-course, leading to a situation that catapults the trio into the center of the public’s eye for all the wrong reasons in this zany comedy. Jauja Dir. Lisandro Alonso (Argentina/Denmark/France, 93 min., 2014, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama) SAT 3/14 / 9:15 / S2 WED 3/18 / 8:30 / S15 SUN 3/22 / 2:00 / S2 A father (Viggo Mortensen) and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization in Patagonia. The Argentine desert surrounds these new immigrants with uncivilized surroundings that will challenge the stability of the family unit. Meditative in its pace, this gorgeous drama starring Viggo Mortensen is a genuine cinematic masterpiece. Muerte En Buenos Aires Dir. Natalia Meta (Argentina, 90 min., 2014, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama) FRI 3/13 / 7:00 / S1 WED 3/18 / 9:00 / S1 SUN 3/22 / 9:20 / S13 Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Detective Chavez (Demian Bichir), a family man and a tough cop, once again must solve a mysterious crime. To reveal the identity of the murderer, Chavez must clarify the enigma waiting in ambush to capture his own heart. Passion surprises even the most astute detective. What will triumph: law or desire? The Princess of France Dir. Matías Piñeiro (Argentina, 67 min., 2014, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama) THU 3/12 / 9:55 / S2 SUN 3/15 / 3:30 / S12 WED 3/18 / 7:00 / DGC Victor returns to Buenos Aires after the unfortunate death of his father. To cope, he focuses his energy on a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost. The cast is comprised of women he’s had varying degrees of romantic entanglements with. The undeniable chemistry between Victor and his leading women leads to several passionate developments. It becomes extremely evident to this director that life is imitating art, in this whimsical romp by acclaimed Argentine auteur, Matías Piñeiro. La Tercera Orilla Dir. Celina Murga (Argentina, 92 min., 2014, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama) FRI 3/13 / 4:15 / S13 WED 3/18 / 7:15 / S12 SAT 3/21 / 10:00 / S2 Seventeen-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother and younger siblings in a small provincial city. His estranged father, Jorge, a respected doctor, has decided that Nicolas will be his successor in both his medical practice and agricultural business. Nicolas is pressured by his father's steps to prepare him for this responsibility, leaving no room for the teenager's feelings. Nicolas obeys his father, but he hates him. He has seen his mother suffer because of Jorge's double life. The first one with his official family, and the other one with Nicolas' family, not acknowledged publicly. As tensions between father and son rise, Nicolas realizes that he must make a choice and take action toward his own future. INFO: 619-230-1938, info@mediaartscenter.org at AMC Fashion Valley 18 Individual Tickets on Sale March 7th. For now, reserve a seat and support Cine Latino, by buying a FILM or FESTIVAL PASS: http://sdlatinofilm.com/passes2015/