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The Projector in partnership with the Embassy of Argentine Republic is proud to bring you the second Argentine Film Festival in Singapore this October. 

This year's festival selection is carefully curated by the Embassy to bring you beloved films of Argentina from the recent decade, exploring quirky and fascinating relationships through Argentina’s unique cultural lens - stories of romance, friendships and misadventures - reminding you what being human is all about.

Main Sponsor: USE Supported by: Trapiche, Mascota, Light Foot Travel, Argentinian BBQ Gourmet

FULL FILM SCHEDULE HERE

 

MI OBRA MAESTRA (MY MASTERPIECE) TBA Thursday 17 Oct, 8:00pm

Arturo is the successful owner of an art gallery and an inveterate heart-throb with women. While Renzo is a socially-awkward painter with a lot of talent, but who is in decline. Despite being friends for years and getting along, they don't always agree on each other's opinions, which lead to strong arguments. To recover the artistic prestige of his partner, Arturo will carry out a risky plan that neither of them knows how it will end.

On opening night, there will be complimentary wine by Trapiche and Mascota, and freshly baked Argentinian empanadas by Argentinian BBQ Gourmet for "My Masterpiece" ticket holders. First come first serve, limited quantities availaible
 

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CORAZÓN DE LEÓN (LION'S HEART ) TBA Thurs 18 Oct, 8:30pm

The Projector

After losing her mobile phone, a lawyer receives a call from the person who found it. They talk and hit it off very quickly - but when they finally meet her expectations come a little... short.

A lovely and funny portrayal of an offbeat romance, with an underlying message about body shaming and society's prejudice against those that are different.

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UN NOVIO PARA MI MUJER (A BOYFRIEND FOR MY WIFE) PG13 Sat 19 Oct, 5:00pm

One man’s unusual mission - to trick his wife into divorcing him - goes horribly and hilariously wrong in this classic Argentine comedy.

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EL AMOR MENOS PENSADO (AN UNEXPECTED LOVE) TBA Sat 19 Oct, 8pm 

Marcos and Ana have been married for twenty-five years. When their only child leaves home to start their university career abroad, the couple enters a deep existential crisis. One they're not able to over come and decide to separate.

Single life, intense and fascinating at the beginning, soon raises new questions and uncertainties. Marcos and Ana, ask themselves deeply about love, the nature of desire, fidelity, and make a decision that will change their lives forever.

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8 October 2019
A Short History Of Film In Argentina: The Argentine film industry has historically been one of the three most developed in Latin American cinema, along with those produced in Mexico and Brazil. Throughout the 20th century, film production in Argentina, supported by the State and by the work of a long list of directors and actors, became one of the major film industries in the Spanish-speaking world. In 1930, Adiós Argentina became the first Argentine film to have a soundtrack. The film starred actresses such as Libertad Lamarque and Ada Cornaro who both debuted in the film. Movietone arrived in 1933 and it allowed both voice and music in motion pictures. The first two Argentine cinematographic studios were created: Argentina Sono Film was founded by Ángel Mentasti; Lumitón was created by a partnership led by Enrique Susini, who was instrumental in the introduction of television to Argentina in 1951. The film industry in Argentina reached a pinnacle in the late 1930s and 1940s when an average of forty-two films were produced annually. Since the late 1950s a new generation of film directors took Argentine films to international film festivals. The first wave of such directors was Leopoldo Torre-Nilsson, who "explored aristocratic decadence", In 1963, comedy films became to feature in Argentine cinema, and films such as Alias Flequillo in 1963 directed by Julio Saraceni starred comedians such as José Marrone. Las Aventuras del Capitán Piluso en el Castillo del Terror starred comedians such as Alberto Olmedo who appeared in the genre throughout the 1960s and 1970s appearing in 1967's El andador and other slap-stick comedies. Argentine film and TV was largely limited to light subjects in the perilous late 1970s. Following a loosening of restrictions in 1980, muck-raking cinema began to make itself evident on the Argentine screen. Plunging head-long into subjects like corruption and impunity (without directly indicting those in power), Adolfo Aristarain's Tiempo de revancha ("Time for Revenge", 1981), Fernando Ayala's Plata dulce ("Sweet Money," 1982) and Eduardo Calcagno's Los enemigos ("The Enemies," 1983) took hard looks at labor rights abuses, corporate corruption and the day's prevailing climate of fear at a time when doing so was often perilous. A new era in Argentine cinema started after the arrival of democracy in 1983; besides a few memorable exceptions like Alejandro Doria's family comedy Esperando la carroza ("Waiting for the Hearse", 1985), the era saw a marked decline in the popularity of slapstick comedies towards films with more serious undertones and subject matter. Later in the 1990s, the focus began to shift towards Argentina's mounting social problems, such as rising homelessness and crime. Credit : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_of_Argentina
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