Category Archives: Argentina

A film review: “El Clan” [2015 Argentina]

Pablo Trapero’s films have always been gutsy and raw on the outside, with just the right amount of melancholy to reflect on the complexities of human nature within. His recent drama, “El Clan” [Eng. Title: The Clan] is loosely … Continue reading

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Love in the time of apocalypse: “El desierto” [2013, Argentina]

It’s good to be back, even if briefly. Having been force-fed a diet of Hollywood over the past few months during my infrequent flights – yes, there must be a worldwide conspiracy to trap people into watching a whole … Continue reading

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A quest for success, Argentinian style: “Gato negro” [2014 Argentina]

Gastón Gallo’s directorial début “Gato negro” [Eng. Title: The Black Cat] is about a man’s dogged determination to break away from poverty and become a success story, and the price he’ll end up paying in the process.
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Things happen unexpectedly: “Tan de repente” [2002 Argentina, Netherlands]

 
Diego Lerman makes an assured directorial début with his neatly packaged character-study-as-comedy feature “Tan de repente” [Eng. Title: Suddenly]. Set in and around contemporary Buenos Aires, the film vividly captures a lot more than its meagre storyline, thanks to … Continue reading

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A brief review: “Rouge amargo” [2012 Argentina]

Gustavo Cova’s crime thriller “Rouge amargo” [Eng. Title: Bitter Red Lips] treads a path well-worn by others trying to emulate Hollywood, but falls way short of being spoken in the same length as ‘Jason Bourne’.
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