CINE

ARGENTINO

About the festival 

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The Prague Lucerna Palace and the Argentinian embassy would like to invite you to CINE ARGENTINO, the 7th annual festival of Argentinian film. This year’s program starts off with the film I Tita, a Life of Tango, the work of the director and also an honoured guest of the festival Teresa Constantini. It is a choice that will please not only fans of tango and the era of the 30’s to 50’s. The heroine of the film is Tita Morello whose unmistakable voice made her not only one of the first singers of this particular musical genre but also a star of the nascent Argentinian cinema. An accompanying exhibition of film posters will map her career as an actor from the 1930’s onwards. The exhibition has been staged thanks to the support of the Pablo Ducrós Hicken Cinema Museum and it can be seen in the Lucerna café.

What characterises Argentinian cinema is its diversity of themes as well as variety of genres. An integral part of the festival are films narrating very moving stories, such as the adoption drama A sort of Family, or the psychological thriller Hunting Season which is set in the harsh Patagonian landscape and centres around a tense relation between father and son. An example of a completely different genre is the film In Love and in Hate, a 1940’s detective story based on the eponymous novella by Silvina Ocampo and Bioy Casares.

 

Tango is synonymous with Argentina which is one of the reasons why the documentary Our last Tango also figures among the festival films. The director German Kral presents us with the life stories of two emblematic tango dancers, María Nieves et Juan Copes. The biographical narrative is interlaced with very complex choreographies.

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Ticket 120 CZK, 

Festival card for 9 entries CZK 500

Films in original Spanish version with Czech subtitles. 

Kino Lucerna, Vodičkova 36, Praha 1, 110 00

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