El Festival de Cine Internacional de Nueva York celebra los 200 años de Independencia de Argentina con un día de películas de los más destacados directores contemporaneous de esa nación suramericana. Películas como Luna de Avellaneda, Tres deseos, El otro, Fuerza Arérea Sociedad Anónima y El corredor nocturno. Todas las películas se presentan el martes 17 de agosto en el New World Stage (340 West 50 Street), en Manhattan.
‘New York City International Film Festival presents Cine Argentino en New York’
New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) will celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Argentina showcasing five films by Argentine independent filmmakers.
LUNA DE AVELLANEDA / AVELLANEDA’S MOON (Juan José Campanella, Argentina, 2004, 143 min. In Spanish with English subtitles) An Argentine feature film directed by Juan José Campanella, winner of 2009 Best Director Oscar Foreign Language Film award for The Secret in Their Eyes. The film stars Román Maldonado (Ricardo Darin) born during a carnival fair held at “Luna de Avellaneda,” a sports and social club located in Avellaneda, Buenos Aires. He is made a member for life of a club that used to have 8,000 members in its heyday, but now has dwindled to 300. He must fight for the club’s survival through his family crisis. Tuesday, August 17, 10am
TRES DESEOS / THREE WISHES (Vivian Imar and Marcelo Trotta, Argentina, 2008, 95 min. In Spanish with English subtitles) A romantic drama feature film starring Pablo (Antonio Birabent) and Victoria (Florencia Raggi), an Argentine couple who have been married for eight years, decide to go to Uruguay, to celebrate Victoria’s birthday and are in for a surprise. Tuesday, August 17, 12:50pm
EL OTRO / THE OTHER (Ariel Rotter, Argentina, 2007, 83 min. In Spanish with English subtitles) A feature film starring Juan Desouza (Julio Chavez) lawyer in his late 40s, who’s happily married and his wife is expecting a child. On a business trip, Desouza embarks on an unintended journey when reaching his destination he discovers that the man traveling next to him is not sleeping but dead. Tuesday, August 17, 3pm
FUERZA AEREA SOCIEDAD ANONIMA (Enrique Piñeyro, Argentina, 2006, 84 min. In Spanish with English subtitles) The documentary portrays a behind-the-scenes look at the poor state of Argentina’s civil aviation, and puts the blame on the Argentine Air Force. The Air Force has been in control of air traffic operations since the military takeover of General Juan Carlos Onganía in 1966. Tuesday, August 17, 5pm
EL CORREDOR NOCTURNO / NIGHT RUNNER (Gerardo Herrero, Argentina, 2009, 98 min. In Spanish with English subtitles) A thriller feature film about a stressed insurance executive returning from an unsuccessful business trip, he meets a mysterious man at the airport who presents himself as a friend and benefactor and encourages Eduardo to change his life and be free, but what he finds along with his freedom is far less certainty. Tuesday, August 17, 7:30pm