Award-winning movies of prestigious Argentine film makers, winners of the Argentine Academy of Cinematography Arts and Science Awards,
Argentine Film Critics Association Awards. Spanish and English subtitles are available
The annual Argentina Festival returns this November in its 6th anniversary! This year we have 4 award-winning Argentine movies of various genres on showcase at University of Macao, Macau University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Arts Centre and the University of Hong Kong. Make sure you don’t miss the chance to FEEL Argentina! The movies are in Spanish with English subtitles.
THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES / EL SECRETO DE SUS OJOS
27 OCTOBER, 2017 (FRI) @ 7:00pm
Venue: University of Macau & Macau University of Science and Technology. University of Macau, E21 – G035
Argentina 2009 Color 129 min. Drama/Thriller/Crime
Director: Juan José Campanella
Writers: Juan José Campanella, Eduardo Sacheri
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Javier Godino, Guillermo Francella
Highlights: Academy Award for “Best Foreign Language Film”, Silver Condor Award for “Best Film”, Goya Award for “Best
Spanish Language Foreign Film”, Goya Award for “Best New Actress” (Soledad Villamil), Ariel Awards for “Best
Ibero-American Film” (Juan José Campanella), Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro for Best Foreign Language Film
(Juan José Campanella), 2010
The Secret in their Eyes: Benjamín Espósito just retired after a whole life as an employee in a criminal court. He has a long-delayed dream: writing a novel. To narrate it he does not intend to invent anything, on the contrary: he will tell a true story, of which he has been the witness and protagonist, in the faraway Argentina of the year 1974: The Story of a murder, and of the search and the finding of the guilty person. Espósito does not write for the sake of writing. Although he finds it hard to admit it, he writes for a woman of whom he is quietly in love for a very long time. A woman who has shared with him that story.
RELATOS SALVAJES/ WILD TALES
1 NOVEMBER, 2017 (WED) @ 7:00pm
Macau University of Science and Technology, Block D – Conference Room
Argentina 2014 Color 122 min. Black Comedy
Director: Damián Szifron
Writers: Damián Szifron
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Érica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, Darío Grandinetti
Highlights: Goya Award for “Best Spanish Language Foreign Film”, Ariel Award for “Best Ibero-American Film". (Damián Szifron),
Sur Award for “Best Fictional Film”, Silver Condor Award for “Best Sound”.
Wild Tales: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
8 NOV, 2017 (WED) @ 7:00pm
Venue: The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road
Room CPD 3.04, 3rd Floor, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
(Exit C1, HKU MTR Station)
Light refreshments will be served 30 mins prior the movie projection.
Argentina 2014 Color 110 min. Drama/Romance
Director: Lisandro Alonso
Producers: Lisandro Alonso, Viggo Mortensen, Sylvie Pialat, Jaime Romandia Helle Ulsteen
Stars: Viggo Mortensen
Highlights: - Awards: Fénix Film Award for Best Actor,
-Silver Condor Award for Best Cinematography
JAUJA: Jauja is a 2014 internationally co-produced historical drama film co-written and directed by Lisandro Alonso.
It competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where it won the FIPRESCI Prize.
Persons Aged 13 and Above Only
SON OF THE BRIDE / EL HIJO DE LA NOVIA
9 NOV, 2017 (Thu) @ 7:25pm
Venue: HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE CINEMA
2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Light refreshments will be served 45 mins prior the movie projection.
Argentina 2001 Color 123 min. Drama/Comedy
Director: Juan José Campanella
Writers: Juan José Campanella / Fernando Castets
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Héctor Alterio, Norma Aleandro,
Highlights: -“ Awards: Ondas Award for Cinema: Best Actress
-“ Nominations: Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
Son of the Bride: At age 42, Rafael Belvedere is having a crisis. He's overwhelmed by his responsibilities and just isn't having any fun. Just when Rafael feels the most alone and unable to reach out to anyone, a series of unexpected events lead him to reevaluate his life. A minor heart attack forces him to slow down, and a reunion with Juan Carlos, a childhood friend who tries to keep a positive attitude in the wake of a personal tragedy in his own life, helps Rafael to change his life.
Not Suitable for Children