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2015 San Diego Latino Film Festival

Country of Focus: Argentina Film Showcase

Argentine cinema has had a fantastic run this past year. This is our chance to honor cinema that is unafraid of being bold and brash, elegiac, lyrical, inventive, and, most importantly, wholly original.


  1. Ciencias Naturales

    Matías Lucchesi / Country of Focus: Argentina Film Showcase / Argentina / 2014 / Drama / 70 mins
    Lila, a precocious 12 year-old living in a remote mountainous region in Argentina, is eager to find her biological father. Her mother refuses to offer any details about him to satiate her curiosity; and the only clue that might lead to his whereabouts is an old plaque. She decides to escape with the assistance of her teacher and together they embark on a journey that leads to several surprising revelations.
    Ciencias Naturales

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 6:20 pm Buy Tickets

    Ciencias Naturales

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 20, 2015 8:00 pm Buy Tickets


  2. Delirium

    Carlos Kaimakamian Carrau / Country of Focus: Argentina Film Showcase / Argentina / 2014 / Comedy / 85 mins
    Federico is working a dead-end job and deeply dissatisfied with the status quo; and his friends, Mariano and Martín, are aimless in their pursuit of a promising future. The trio strike up a seemingly foolproof plan to find success, fame, and wealth: they will produce a low budget film in hopes that it will be a runaway success. The only thing they need is a recognizable movie star. Through a series of misunderstandings, they manage to book Argentina’s biggest film star, Ricardo Darin (playing himself), who believes he’s doing a favor for a friend. The production goes unsurprisingly off-course, leading to a situation that catapults the trio into the the public’s eye for all the wrong reasons, in this zany and hilarious comedy.
    Delirium

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 4:30 pm Buy Tickets

    Delirium

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 16, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Delirium

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 20, 2015 6:00 pm Buy Tickets


  3. Jauja

    Lisandro Alonso / Country of Focus: Argentina Film Showcase / Argentina / 2014 / Drama / 93 mins
    A father (Viggo Mortensen) and daughter journey from Denmark to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond the confines of civilization in Patagonia. The Argentine desert surrounds these new immigrants with uncivilized surroundings that will challenge the stability of the family unit. Meditative in its pace, this gorgeous drama starring Viggo Mortensen is a genuine cinematic masterpiece.
    Jauja

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 14, 2015 9:20 pm Buy Tickets

    Jauja

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 18, 2015 8:40 pm Buy Tickets

    Jauja

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 2:00 pm Buy Tickets


  4. La Tercera Orilla

    Celina Murga / Country of Focus: Argentina Film Showcase / Argentina / 2014 / Drama / 92 mins
    Seventeen-year-old Nicolas lives with his mother and younger siblings in a small provincial city. His estranged father, Jorge, a respected doctor, has decided that Nicolas will be his successor in both his medical practice and agricultural business. Nicolas is pressured by his father's steps to prepare him for this responsibility, leaving no room for the teenager's feelings. Nicolas obeys his father, but he hates him. He has seen his mother suffer because of Jorge's double life. The first one with his official family, and the other one with Nicolas' family, not acknowledged publicly. As tensions between father and son rise, Nicolas realizes that he must make a choice and take action toward his own future.

    Preceded by: Buena Fe

    La Tercera Orilla

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 4:15 pm Buy Tickets

    La Tercera Orilla

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 18, 2015 7:15 pm Buy Tickets

    La Tercera Orilla

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 21, 2015 10:00 pm Buy Tickets


  5. Muerte En Buenos Aires

    Natalia Meta / Country of Focus: Argentina Film Showcase / Argentina / 2014 / Thriller / 90 mins
    Buenos Aires in the 1980s. Detective Chavez (Demian Bichir), a family man and a tough cop, once again must solve a mysterious crime. To reveal the identity of the murderer, Chavez must clarify the enigma waiting in ambush to capture his own heart. Passion surprises even the most astute detective. What will triumph: law or desire?
    Muerte En Buenos Aires 

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 13, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Muerte En Buenos Aires

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 18, 2015 9:00 pm Buy Tickets

    Muerte En Buenos Aires

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 22, 2015 9:20 pm Buy Tickets


  6. The Princess of France

    Matías Piñeiro / Country of Focus: Argentina Film Showcase / Argentina / 2014 / Drama / 67 mins
    Victor returns to Buenos Aires after the unfortunate death of his father. To cope, he focuses his energy on a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost. The cast is comprised of women he’s had varying degrees of romantic entanglements with. The undeniable chemistry between Victor and his leading women leads to several passionate developments. It becomes extremely evident to this director that life is imitating art, in this whimsical romp by acclaimed Argentine auteur, Matías Piñeiro.
    The Princess of France

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 12, 2015 9:55 pm Buy Tickets

    The Princess of France

    AMC Fashion Valley 18
    March 15, 2015 3:30 pm Buy Tickets

    The Princess of France

    Digital Gym Cinema
    March 18, 2015 7:00 pm Buy Tickets