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

FILM SHOWCASE

Like 2019, we have selected two Argentine movies for the film showcase this year. The film showcase will take place in Louis Koo Cinema of the Hong Kong Arts Centre and the two selected movies would certainly give you different portrayals of Argentina. Come and join us!

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Heroic Losers/ La Odisea de los Giles

Date and Time: 12th November, 2020 at 7pm

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre,

2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Synopsis: 

In a small town, former soccer player Fermín Pelassi (Ricardo Darín) and his wife Lidia (Verónica Llinás) decide to start a cooperative to buy and restore an abandoned silo and afterwards hire people to work, with an aim to restore the business of Alsina.

With the help of their friends, they collect an amount of $158,000. Fermín and Lidia travel to the neighbor town in order to put the money into a safe because they don't have a bank in Alsina. Alvarado, who is bank manager, convinces Fermín to put the money into his own bank account to accelerate the purchase of silo. Unfortunately, the next day, Argentina's government declares that there is a national bank freeze of the infamous Corralito. With all the money trapped in the bank, what would Fermín and Lidia do?

Award:

  • Goyas Award - Best Iberoamerican Film (2020)

Nominations:

  • San Sebastián International Film Festival - Golden Shell (2019)

  • Palm Springs International Film Festival - Best Foreign Language Film (2020)

EL Angel/ El ángel

Date and Time: 18th November, 2020 at 7pm

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre,

2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Synopsis: 

This movie is based on true crimes committed by Carlos Eduardo Robledo Puch who is sentenced to life imprisonment in Argentina.

 

Carlos (Lorenzo Ferro), who is a 17-year-old teenager, is born with the face of angel. With his angelic appearance, he gets everything he wants. In high school, he forms a duo with Ramón and they commit different crimes like robberies and murders together. What will the ending of these two teenagers be like?

Awards:

  • Silver Condor Awards - Silver Condor Award for Best Fictional Film (2019)

  • Argentine Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences Awards - Best Art Direction (2019)

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