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Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Argentina, Present ‘Cine Argentino’ Film Series

New Delhi 6/7/24: Instituto Cervantes and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic are thrilled to announce the launch of the ‘Cine Argentino’ film series, a captivating three-film event that offers an insightful reflection on the politics and history of Argentine society. The screenings will take place every Thursday at 1:30 PM, starting July 4, 2024, at Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi.

‘Cine Argentino’ brings to the forefront diverse and poignant narratives that explore the depths of human emotions and societal issues in Argentina. The series promises to engage audiences with its rich storytelling and compelling characters. The opening film of the series is the critically acclaimed drama, ‘A Place in the World.’ H.E. Mr. Mariano Agustin Caucino, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic, inaugurated the Cine Argentino film series.

Mariano Agustin Caucino, Ambassador of the Argentine Republic, inaugurates the Cine Argentino film series.JPG

Ambassador of the Argentine Republic, H.E. Mr. Mariano Agustin Caucino, inaugurating the Cine Argentino film series

Film Summaries:

  1. A Place in the World (1992)

Directed by Adolfo Aristarain, this Argentine drama begins with Ernesto’s return to Santa Rosa del Conlara, a town where he spent a significant part of his childhood. Through Ernesto’s voice, the audience is transported back in time to a specific moment in his youth, unfolding a flashback that spans almost the entire film. This heartfelt narrative delves into the complexities of memory, identity, and the passage of time.

  1. Elsa and Fred (2005)

This Argentine-Spanish comedy-drama, directed by Marcos Carnevale, tells the touching story of Elsa, an Argentine woman living in Madrid, and Alfredo, a Spanish widower who moves into the same building. After a chance encounter, their lives intertwine, and a beautiful romance blossoms between the two elderly individuals, offering them one last chance at happiness. This film is a delightful exploration of love, companionship, and the joy of living in the moment.

  1. Houses of Fire (1995)

Directed by Juan Bautista Stagnaro, this dramatic-historical film sheds light on the early battles against Chagas disease. Following the pioneering research of Carlos Chagas in Brazil, Argentine doctor Salvador Mazza embarks on a mission to understand and combat this deadly disease. The film portrays Mazza’s relentless efforts to save lives in marginalized communities, his struggles against a neglectful political system, and his fight to secure necessary resources from an indifferent scientific community.

This extraordinary film series not only entertains but also educates and inspires. Each film will provide a unique lens through which to view the rich tapestry of Argentine society, its challenges, and its triumphs.

Event Details:

– Dates: Every Thursday, starting July 4, 2024

– Time: 1:30 PM

– Venue: Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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