Argentine Film Festival

Besi Besemar November 17, 2014

The third Argentine Film Festival takes place at the Ritzy cinema and Hackney Picturehouse in London from November 27-30, providing a unique showcase for the best contemporary films from and about Argentina.

Argentine Film Festival in LondonWILD TALES (Relatos salvajes) the riotous black comedy by Argentine director Damian Szifron will open the festival. Produced by the Almodovar brothers, the film took the Cannes Film Festival by storm earlier in the year, has already sold more than 2 million tickets in its native Argentina, and is one of a number of blockbuster films which form part of the programme at this year’s festival.

The Argentine Film Festival, the only festival of its kind in Europe, will include a programme of 10 contemporary features, as well as the Nuevos Talentos section with a selection of 7 short films by some of Argentina’s most promising young directors.

In addition, this year the festival will feature a dedicated wine hub, Punto Argento, at the Gallery Bar at Hackney Picturehouse, with a hand-picked selection of Argentine wine, as well as tango performances from the Tango Light dancers in between screenings.

Sofia Serbin de Skalon, the Festival’s Director said: “We’re delighted to be back for our third edition with a knock-out programme that includes three of Argentina’s highest-grossing films from the last 18 months, as well as some amazing gems from the international festival circuit and some unique documentaries. We’re also thrilled to be launching Punto Argento at the Gallery Bar at Hackney, where we invite audiences to enjoy a glass of fantastic Argentine wine with these films, and get a real taste of Argentina.”

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