Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nuestro Cine: On the road

Numerous Latin American movies were featured as part of the latest edition of the Cannes Film Festival that ended on Sunday. This week we will feature several of these films from countries like Colombia, Mexico and Brazil.

Among the winners at Cannes where Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, which received the Palme d'Or and Kirsten Dunst who was named as best actress. Another victor Cannes was Argentina’s Pablo Giorgelli who won top first-time director honors for his debut film, “Las Acacias.” “It took me five years to make it and I couldn’t do anything else to get out everything I had to say,” Giorgelli said after he won the Camera D’or.

“Las Acacias” is a touching story about a gruff Argentine truck driver who picks up a pair of hitchhikers: a young Paraguayan mother and her five-month-old son. As they travel several hundred miles to Buenos Aires, the adults gradually break down their defenses and build an understanding with each other.

The following is the trailer to a film from Argentina, a country that is enjoying a golden era in films that includes “El Secreto de sus Ojos” winning the Best Foreign Film Oscar last year. Enjoy!

Video Source - YouTube
Online Sources- The A.V. Club, The Latin Americanist, LAHT, RFI

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