Country: Argentina

  • Son of the Bride

    Son of the Bride

    This Argentinian comedy-drama has a stellar pedigree – an Oscar-winning director (Campanella won for thriller The Secret of their Eyes, also shown by WFC) and a cast of some of the most celebrated actors of their generation. Argentine cultural icon Aleandro and the renowned Alterio play the parents of another celebrated actor, Darin, the eponymous…

  • Neruda

    Neruda

    Inventive constructed biopic – part fiction, part fantasy – of the Nobel prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, from director Pablo Larrain (Jackie, No, The Club). A fictional inspector played by Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal (star of previous WFC films Motorcycle Diaries and Even the Rain) is caught in a cat and mouse thriller in…

  • Wild Tales

    Wild Tales

    Six short films within a film provide a blackly comic and highly enjoyable portrayal of middle class meltdown within what writer/director Szifron calls the “crazy system” and “corrupt space” of modern Argentina. The influence of co-producer Pedro Almodovar, who along with his brother funded the film, is evident; Szifron also cites the work of Steven…

  • Las Acacias

    Las Acacias

    New Argentinian cinema emerged after the Second World War with films that focused intently on the realities of Argentinian social and rural life, becoming political with the advent of social unrest in the late sixties and early seventies and succumbing temporarily to the seven years of suppression that followed military takeover in 1976. The return…

  • XXY

    XXY

    Based on a short story by Sergio Bizzio, Puenzo’s first feature film follows the psychological journey that 15 year old intersex Alex (Efron) makes as she struggles to find her sexual and gender identity. In a bid to protect her from the morbid curiosity and intolerance that her intersexuality would – in all likelihood –…

  • The Headless Woman

    The Headless Woman

    Vero (Maria Onetto) is driving home at night when she hits something in her car was it a dog or a child After the incident Vero is transformed from an elegant professional woman with self-agency to a passive state she says little, her face becomes an intrinsically meaningless mask. Is she suffering from concussion or…

  • The Secret in Their Eyes

    The Secret in Their Eyes

    It’s the year 2000, Buenos Aires, Benjamin Esposito (Ricardo Darin – Nine Queens), disillusioned, retired investigator is obsessed with a 1974 unsolved murder and decides to write a book about it. This gives him the pretext to contact his former boss Irene Menendez Hastings (Soledad Villamil) a woman he has secretly loved since they worked…

  • Nine Queens

    Nine Queens

    Conmen Marcos and Juan team up for a once-in-a-lifetime scam to swindle a corrupt businessman with forged rare stamps the Nine Queens. In a plot with serpentine twists and a gallery of rogues, deceptions pile upon deceptions and its up to us to sort out who’s conning who. First-time director Bielinsky uses real-life Buenos Aires…

  • The Motorcycle Diaries

    The Motorcycle Diaries

    The film recounts the 1952 expedition, partly by motorcycle, across South America by Ernesto Guevara, later known as the revolutionary leader Ché, and his friend Alberto Granado. The screenplay is based primarily on Guevara’s trip diary of the same name, with additional context supplied by Traveling with Che Guevara: The Making of a Revolutionary by…

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