In partnership with the Embassy of Argentina and the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Shangri-La Plaza presents Cine Argentino, a showcase of five award-winning and critically acclaimed films by internationally renowned Argentinian filmmakers.
From August 14 to 17, 2019, these award-winning films will be shown at Cinema 4, Red Carpet, Shangri-La Plaza. The themes of the films revolve around the different perspectives of Argentinian culture.
Here are the featured films:
El Clan (The Clan), the opening film by Pablo Trapero is based on the true story of the Puccio clan from Buenos Aires who’s responsible for the disappearance and murder of four people in the 1980s. It competed at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, where Trapero won the Silver Lion. The film was also selected as the Argentine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.
Relatos Salvajes (Wild Tales), an Academy Award and Cannes Film Festival nominee by Damián Szifron, is dubbed as one of Argentina’s most-watched movies in 2014. It is an anthology film composed of six standalone stories united by a common theme of violence and vengeance.
Diego Caplan’s Dos Mas Dos (Two Plus Two) is a drama-comedy about a couple Richard and Bettina who invite their friends Diego and Emilia into their swinger lifestyle. The movie holds the record of the highest grossing Argentine film in 2012.
Mamá Se Fue De Viaje (10 Days Without Mom) by Ariel Winograd is a hilarious film that revolves around the story of a housewife who takes a vacation, leaving her clueless husband with their kids for 10 days.
La Luz Incidente (Incident Light), a period movie by Ariel Rotter set in the 1960s is about the journey of a young woman who struggles to raise her twin daughters after her husband and brother die.
It is an intimate story about family, love, and mourning of old Buenos Aires.
These films will be screened free to the public from August 14-17, 2019 at the Red Carpet Cinema at the Shang on a first-come, first served basis.