With several European countries specially invited


The twelfth edition of Pantalla Pinamar will be celebrated next March from the 5th to the 12th. The Argentine-European Film Encounter, that the National Institute of Film and Audiovisual Arts and the Municipal Government of Pinamar have organized with growing success since 2004, will again offer an important array of national pre-premières and other of various European origins. The proposal will incorporate the exclusive presentation of a number of relevant works from the Old World without certain commercialization in the Argentine market yet. Also, as it is already a tradition, all the productions from our country that during the last year competed in the official sections of international festivals known as "Class A" will compete for an only time among themselves, for the vote of the audience and that of the critics. And several countries from Europe will be specially invited for the occasion, through their respective film industries and the strong prominence of their diplomatic representations on this land.

This time, there will be chapters dedicated to Ireland, Poland, the Czech Republic and Switzerland. Spain will also have an outstanding role on the thirtieth anniversary of its film academy and its Goya Awards. Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Rumania, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Hungary, Denmark, and the United Kingdom are some of the other origins of the selected pieces. Besides, the section "Other Geographies" will be nourished with works arriving from China, Japan and Morocco, while "American Night" will bring films from the USA.

Among the Argentine pre-premières there will be “Operation Mexico – A Pact of Love,” by Leonardo Bechini; “The American Affair” by Nicolás Capelli; “Angelita MD,” by Helena Tritek; “The Red Earth,” by Diego Martínez Vignatti; “Onyx,” by Nicolás Teté, and “Paula,” by Eugenio Canevari. Together with them there will be the so long awaited for co-production with Peru, Colombia and Spain, "Magallanes," by Salvador del Solar, winner of three awards at Huelva Festival, after visiting Toronto and San Sebastian.

From Europe particularly attracting titles (and names) arrive, several of them launched —and some also prize winners— in the biggest international contests. In that list, among other, there are “The Treasure” (Corneliu Poromboiu), “The Here After” (Magnus von Horn), “Family Film” (Olmo Omerzu), “Mr. Holmes” (Bill Condon); “Testament of Youth” (James Kent), “Happy 140” (Gracia Querejeta), “Jimmy´s Hall” (Ken Loach), “Silent Heart” (Bille August), “In Exchange for Nothing” (Daniel Guzmán), “White God” (Kornél Mundruczó), “In the Shadow of Women” (Philippe Garrel), “An Italian Name” (Francesca Archibugi). film version of the theatre success “Le Prenom”, “Our Women” (Richard Berry), “Summertime” (Catherine Corsini), and “You Can't Save Yourself Alone” (Sergio Castellitto).

There will be a world première: that of "1916: The Irish Rebellion," by Ruan Magan and Pat Collins, with which exhibition the Irish Embassy will open in Pinamar the celebrations for the centenary of the Easter Rebellion, the epic story which would derive in the country's independence. This work, narrated by Liam Neesom, will be screened in Argentina ten days before being showed in its own land. Another lively historic memory comes in "Mud and Glory" (Leonardo Tiberi), including never seen images of the Italian participation in World War I, looked after until now by the Luce Institute, co-producer of the film.

And the encounter's closure will take place with "Eight Catalan Surnames," sequel of the millionaire "Eight Basque Surnames." With the same director (Emilio Martínez Lázaro) and the main central actors of that film (Clara Lago, Dani Rovira, Karra Elejalde, Carmen Machi), this saga soon turned into 2015 box-office draw film in the Peninsula, re-editing its predecessor's great deed.

All screenings will be held in Theaters 1 and 2 in Oasis complex. And as from this year, there will also be morning screenings during the two week-ends of the event, which will have its usual day for repetitions on Sunday 13. Tickets will cost 20 Argentine pesos and there will be ten-ticket blocks for 150 pesos.

The complete program of “Pantalla Pinamar 2016” will be announced in the last days of February.