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Award-winning movies of prestigious Argentine film makers, Argentine Film Critics Association Awards. Spanish and English subtitles are available.

FILM SHOWCASE
 

The annual Argentina Festival returns this October - November in its 8th anniversary! This year we have award-winning Argentine movies of various genres on showcase at Hong Kong Arts Centre, University of Hong Kong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Fundação Rui Cunha Gallery in Macau. Make sure you don’t miss the chance to experience Argentina through these films! The movies are in Spanish with English subtitles.

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WILD TALES / RELATOS SALVAJES

1 NOVEMBER 2019 (FRI) @ 7:00pm

Venue: The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road

LG1/F, CBC, Chow Yei Ching Building, HKU

(Exit B2, HKU MTR Station)

Light refreshments will be served 30 mins prior the movie projection.

Argentina 2014 Color 122 min. Drama/Mystery/Suspense 

- Director: Damián Szifron
- Writer: Damián Szifron
- Stars: Ricardo Darín, Érica Rivas, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia

Highlights: 

- Academy Awards : Best Foreign Language Film: Nominated
- Ariel Awards : Best Ibero-American Film: Won

- Biarritz Film Festival : Audience Award: Won

- Best Actress : Érica Rivas: Won

- British Academy Film Award : Best Film Not in the English Language: Damián Szifron: Won

Wild Tales: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress. Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

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WILD TALES / RELATOS SALVAJES

6 NOVEMBER 2019 (WED) @ 7:00pm

Venue: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

LSK Building, LT5, CUHK

(Exit: University MTR Station)

Light refreshments will be served 30 mins prior the movie projection.

Argentina 2014 Color 122 min. Drama/Mystery/Suspense 

- Director: Damián Szifron
- Writer: Damián Szifron
- Stars: Ricardo Darín, Érica Rivas, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia

Highlights: 

- Academy Awards : Best Foreign Language Film: Nominated
- Ariel Awards : Best Ibero-American Film: Won

- Biarritz Film Festival : Audience Award: Won

- Best Actress : Érica Rivas: Won

- British Academy Film Award : Best Film Not in the English Language: Damián Szifron: Won

Wild Tales: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress. Inequality, injustice and the demands of the world we live in cause stress and depression for many people. Some of them, however, explode. This is a movie about those people. Vulnerable in the face of a reality that shifts and suddenly turns unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism. A lover's betrayal, a return to the repressed past and the violence woven into everyday encounters drive the characters to madness as they cede to the undeniable pleasure of losing control.

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FROM HERE TO CHINA / DE ACA A LA CHINA

21 NOVEMBER 2019 (Thu) @ 7:30pm
Venue: HONG KONG ARTS CENTRE - CINEMA

2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Light refreshments will be served 40 mins prior the movie projection.

Argentina 2018  Color 92 min. Dramatic Comedy

NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN

- Director and Writer: Federico Marcello

- Production Company: CorteA
- Stars: Hu Xiao Song | He Ning | Pablo Zapata | Federico Marcello

Highlights:

- Official Selection In International Festivals: AltFF Alternative Film Festival (Canada), London Independent Film Awards (England), Kuala Lumpur Independent Film Festival (Malaysia)

From here to China: For years, Facundo’s father was the owner of a store located in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Everyone in that neighborhood used to buy there because, despite being a small shop, people found there everything that they needed. In the early nineties, with the arrival of Chinese supermarkets, it was impossible to compete and Facundo’s father had to close the store. Thirty years later, Facundo travels to the other end of the planet with the aim of taking revenge by opening the first Argentine Supermarket in China. This film is a dramatic comedy that immerses us in a journey towards relationships among human beings.

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FROM HERE TO CHINA / DE ACA A LA CHINA

8 NOVEMBER, 2019 (FRI) @ 7:00pm

Fundação Rui Cunha, Auditorium, 1/F.  Av. Da Praia Grande 749, Macau

Argentina 2018  Color 92 min. Dramatic Comedy

NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN

- Director and Writer: Federico Marcello

- Production Company: CorteA
- Stars: Hu Xiao Song | He Ning | Pablo Zapata | Federico Marcello

Highlights:

- Official Selection In International Festivals: AltFF Alternative Film Festival (Canada), London Independent Film Awards (England), Kuala Lumpur Independent Film Festival (Malaysia)

From here to China: For years, Facundo’s father was the owner of a store located in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Everyone in that neighborhood used to buy there because, despite being a small shop, people found there everything that they needed. In the early nineties, with the arrival of Chinese supermarkets, it was impossible to compete and Facundo’s father had to close the store. Thirty years later, Facundo travels to the other end of the planet with the aim of taking revenge by opening the first Argentine Supermarket in China. This film is a dramatic comedy that immerses us in a journey towards relationships among human beings.