Four years ago, I was bronzing myself on the sandy beach in the morning, attending embassy-organised cocktail luncheons in the afternoon while slyly earwigging film critics to help me decide what movie to watch later that evening. Ah, the glamorous world of cinema. Welcome to Pantalla Pinamar. While those essentials plus the obligatory red carpet still form the core of this Argentine-European film festival, now in its eleventh year, there have been a few changes during the intervening years…
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Argentina For Export: Contemporary Cultural Heroes
Following TRA’s recent look at chefs and sommeliers having an impact around the world, this time we meet some of Argentina’a contemporary cultural heroes, including a Golden Globe winner and a Laurence Olivier Award winner.
Argentine Film Festival 2013 in London
Argentine cinema is coming to London – with wine tasting, a football fiesta and screenings of award-winning UK premieres, thrillers, mockumentaries, comedies, shorts and music videos. After its massively successful launch last year, the Argentine Film Festival is returning to London – and coinciding with Malbec World Day on 17 April in a very special way. Featuring ten vibrant and very different films shot in various places around Argentina, each screening at the Ritzy, the Hackney Picturehouse and Cineworld Haymarket will be preceded by short music films.
Argentinian Culture Around the World
If you’re not lucky enough to be in Argentina right now, and you’re longing for some authentic Argentinian culture, what do you do? Traditionally, you head for the nearest themed steakhouse. That’s a very fine place to start, but is the sum of Argentina made up only by parts of a cow? A boom in tourism in the early 2000s has led to a more amplified understanding of the Argentinian way of life. From music and drinks to film and dance, here’s our look at Argentina’s growing influence abroad.
Bafici 2012 – The Biggest Indie Film Festival in Latin America
Although movie-making may not be the first word beginning with the letter M to be associated with Argentina (take Malbec, Maradona and Messi for starters), cinema is big business in terms of the number of foreign and Argentinian films produced here and festivals held around the country each year. It’s no fluke that the country has two Oscars to its name…
Argentinian Music: A Biography of (genius) Gustavo Santaolalla
You will have heard Gustavo Santaolalla’s music. He may not be a household name everywhere, but his prodigious talent – some have argued genius – has been one of Argentina’s greatest musical exports. Where to begin? Well, there was an Oscar for Ang Lee’s gay cowboy epic Brokeback Mountain soundtrack. Oh, and there was another one the following year for…
Top Argentine Film Locations
Argentina has long seduced international directors with its lower production costs and scenery. Seems this country at the end of the world was always destined to sparkle as a star of the silver screen.
Classic Argentine Films
International directors have long been seduced by Argentina. Films shot here include ‘Highlander II’, Wong Kar-Wai’s ‘Happy Together’, Francis Ford Copolla’s ‘Tetro’ and even ‘Seven Years in Tibet’. However, if you want a foreign film fix to improve your Spanish and learn about the dynamics of the country’s civil unrest, then rent a classic Argentine film.