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[Guide] Cine Argentino 2023 (7th Argentine Film Festival)

September 27, 2023

The Semana del Cine Argentino is back!

Shangri-La Plaza continues its tradition of bringing esteemed foreign films to the Philippines as it hosts this year’s Cine Argentino from September 28 to 30 at the Red Carpet at the Shang Cinema 3.

The upcoming 7th edition of the Argentine film festival celebrates 75 years of diplomatic relations between Argentina and the Philippines. This year’s lineup highlights the 40th anniversary of Argentina’s return to democracy, capturing the complex emotions of nostalgia, fear, sadness, love, friendship, and hope that Argentinians felt under the 1976-1983 military dictatorship.

Cine Argentino 2023 Lineup

OPENING FILM: Made in Argentina
1987 | Drama, Comedy | 86sec

A comedy-drama following US-based political exiles Osvaldo and Mabel who return to Argentina to reconnect with family. When Mabel offers her brother the opportunity to return with them to the United States, her sister-in-law refuses to move. Faced with pressing political and socioeconomic realities, the film explores what it truly means to be a family.

Un Lugar En El Mundo (A Place in the World)
1992 | Drama | 124sec

A sensitive coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of Argentina’s return to democracy in 1983. It tells the story of Mario and Ana, voluntary exiles from Buenos Aires now living with their young son Ernesto in an idyllic valley. When a jaded geological engineer surveys the valley as a potential site for a dam, Mario and Ana must fight to save their newfound peace and the livelihoods of an entire community.

Sur (The South)
1988 | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 95sec

The story centers around world-weary Floreal who is released from prison prior to the end of a military coup d’état in 1983. After discovering that his wife cheated on him, a disillusioned Floreal must confront ghosts from his past and figure out how to move on with his life.

El Exilio Gardel (The Exile of Gardel)
1985 | Drama, Musical | 119sec

The film showcases the art of the tango musical to tell the story of Argentine exiles in Paris during the height of the dictatorship.
With a group of friends, young Maria decides to explore the story of her uprooting, as well as the desolation of the adults around her—leading themselves to question where ‘home’ really is.

Admission & Screening Schedule

Screenings are FREE on a first-come, first-served basis. All films will be shown in their original language with English subtitles.

DateFilm TitleScreening
Sept 28 / ThursMade in Argentina3:00 pm
Un Lugar En El Mundo6:00 pm
Sept 29 / FriEl Exilio de Gardel3:00 pm
Sur6:00 pm
Sept 30 / SatEl Exilio de Gardel3:00 pm
Made in Argentina6:00 pm

Cine Argentino is supported by the prestigious Directores Argentinos Cinematográfico, an association of over 2,000 Argentine filmmakers dedicated to preserving the country’s cinematic heritage for current and future generations, each film is sure to leave a lasting impression on its viewers.

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