danza de la mente

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El ciudadano ilustre (The Distinguished Citizen) is another very fun film from Argentina. It was directed by Gastón Duprat and Mariano Cohn, both from Argentina. They met in Buenos Aires during an experimental video festival. They began their career together in 1999 with a television show they created called Televisión Abierta which was an interactive …

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Infancia Clandestine (Clandestine Childhood) is another movie about the Dirty War in Argentina. I liked La Historia Oficial much better, but this provided another interesting perspective. It’s about two parents who are guerrilla soldiers. They have been living in Cuba because it is too dangerous for them to be in Argentina. They change their identities and in …

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La Ventana (The Window) is a film from Argentine director Carlos Sorín. It is about a day in the life (and death) of Antonio, a bedridden 80-year-old writer living in a remote area in Patagonia. Antonio is played by Antonio Larreta, an actor, novelist and playwright from Uruguay.  Sorín calls the movie an “involuntary remake” of Ingmar …

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