Cine Argentino returns to Shangri-La Plaza at the Red Carpet from August 14 to 17, 2019 for its fifth year. In partnership with the Embassy of Argentina and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, a strong line up of five diverse films produced by recognized Argentinian filmmakers that showcase different perspectives of their country’s culture will be screened.
Catch 5 Argentine films at the Red Carpet—all for free
Cine Argentino opens at the Shang with the biographical crime film El Clan (The Clan) starring Guillermo Francella and Peter Lanzani. Written and directed by Pablo Trapero, the film is based on the true story of the Puccio Clan, a notorious family known for kidnapping and killing people in the 1980s. The film narrates the rampant “disappearances” even after the Argentina’s military dictatorship. It won five awards in the 2015 Argentinean Academy, including Best Cinematography and Best New Actor (Lanzani).
El Clan (The Clan)
Another not-to-be-missed movie is the Oscar Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or-nominated Relatos Salvaje (Wild Tales), written and directed by Damián Szifron. One of Argentina’s most watched movie in 2014, Relatos Salvaje is an anthology film composed of six standalone stories that tackle injustice and vengeance. These shorts are Pasternak, Las Ratas (The Rats), El Más Fuerte (The Strongest), Bombita (Little Bomb), La Propuesta (The Proposal), and Hasta Que La Muerte Nos Separe (Till Death Do Us Part).
Relatos Salvaje (Wild Tales)
The film fest also includes flicks that center on family and romance, such as Dos Mas Dos (Two Plus Two), Directed by Diego Caplan. The dramady begins when couple Richard and Bettina reveal their dirty little secret to their friends Diego and Emilia that awakened desires that rocked their marriage.
Dos Mas Dos (Two Plus Two)
In Ariel Winograd’s Mamá Se Fue De Viaje (10 Days Without Mom), a housewife takes a break from being a stay-at-home mom and goes to a vacation with a friend, leaving her clueless husband with their kids for 10 days. Chaos and hilarity, obviously, ensue.
Mamá Se Fue De Viaje (10 Days Without Mom)
Beautifully shot in black and white, La Luz Incidente (Incident Light) directed by Ariel Rotter, is an intimate story about family, love, and mourning—all set in Buenos Aires in the 1960s. It captures the beginning of a complicated relationship when a young widow with twin daughters accepts the courtship of a charming but mysterious, older suitor.
La Luz Incidente (Incident Light)
“We’re truly excited to be hosting Cine Argentino again, and bringing a new world of quality international films to Filipino moviegoers at the Red Carpet free of charge,” says Lala Fojas, Shangri-La Plaza EVP and General Manager. “It’s Shangri-La Plaza’s privilege to be Cine Argentino’s home here in the Philippines, and we hope our local audience continues to appreciate the beauty of Argentine culture through these cinematic masterpieces.”
#FeelTheShangVibe and discover the rich, colorful Argentine way of life at Cine Argentino for free at the Red Carpet this August.