Cine Argentino returns to Shangri-La Plaza's Red Carpet with five diverse films that you can watch for free this August 14 to 18!
With the partnership of Embassy of Argentina and the Film Development Institute of the Philippines, these flicks produced by recognized Argentinian filmmakers will give us a better understanding of the different perspectives in their country's culture.
Here are the films you could catch at the fifth Cine Argentino in the country:
El Clan (The Clan)
The Clan is a biographical crime film based on the true story of the Puccio Clan, a family known for kidnapping and killing people in the '80s. It tells of the series of disappearances in Argentina even after the country underwent military dictatorship. The film is written and directed by Pablo Trapero and it stars Guillermo Francella and Peter Lanzani. It won five awards in the 2015 Argentinean Academy, including Best Cinematography and Best New Actor for Lanzani.
Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales)
This Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or-nominated film is an anthology of six standalone stories about injustice and vengeance. The six titles: Pasternak, Las Ratas (The Rats), El Más Fuerte (The Strongest), Bombita (Little Bomb), La Propuesta (The Proposal), and Hasta Que La Muerte Nos Separe (Till Death Do Us Part) are all a mixture of death, destruction, and dark humor. It is written and directed by Damián Szifron.
Dos Mas Dos (Two Plus Two)
This drama comedy film by Diego Caplan is a tale that tackles family and romance. It all begins when couple Richard and Bettina invite their friends Diego and Emilia to join them in their "swinger" lifestyle. When Emilia's desires start to awaken, she soon insists they accept the invitation.
Mamá Se Fue De Viaje (10 Days Without Mom)
A film by Ariel Winograd, Mamá Se Fue De Viaje tells the story of a housewife who suddenly decides to take a break from her family and have a vacation with a friend, leaving her clueless husband with the kids for ten days. Hilarious chaos ensues at home.
La Luz Incidente (Incident Light)
Captured in black and white, this Ariel Rotter film revolves around a young woman who struggles to raise her twin daughters after the death of her husband and brother. In her dilemma, she finally accepts the courtship of a charming yet mysterious older suitor. The film tackles about family, love, and mourning.
Here's the full schedule for the films at Shangri-La Plaza, Cinema 4, Red Carpet:
|August 14||7:00PM||The Clan (Opening Film|
|August 15||2:30PM||Wild Tales|
|7:30PM||Two Plus Two|
|August 16||2:00PM||Two Plus Two|
|4:20PM||Ten Days Without Mom|
|August 17||12:30PM||Ten Days Without Mom|
Shangri-La Plaza is located at EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines. For inquiries, call 370-2500 loc. 597 or visit Shangri-La's official social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.
Homestream image from Cine Argentino, Relatos Salvajes.