Critics' darling Matías Piñeiro is curating a selection of Argentinean films for New York's Anthology Film Archives. Covering a long time period, including titles from 1958 (Leopoldo Torre Nilsson's El Secustrador/The Kidnapper) to 2014 (Rafael Filippelli's Loca Bohemia, Cinco Dias Con Adrian Iaies/Crazy Bohemia, Five Days with Adrian Iaies), the films are meant to demonstrate Piñeiro's interpretation of inter-generational influences in Argentinean cinema. Highlights include:
Historias Extraordinarias (Extraordinary Stories), 2008, Mariano Llinás
A four-hour epic of interconnecting stories playing out in Argentina's countryside, it's well worth the time invested in watching it.
Viola, Matías Piñeiro, 2012
Utilizing the stock company of actors and crew members that he’s formed over the course of his five films, Piñeiro proves more interested in exploring language and performance, and in charting the rhythms of his characters’ interactions, than in adopting prefabricated narrative structures.
New York: Oct. 15 - 26. Full lineup and other details at the Anthology Film Archives website.