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Ciclo Jueves de Cine Argentino (Argentine Film Series)

  • General Consulate of Argentina 12 W 56th St New York, NY, 10019 United States (map)

August 7: Los Dueños (The Owners)

Sergio, Ruben and Alicia are caretakers of a countryside estate in Tucumán, a northern province in Argentina. When the estate owners are absent, the sneaky workers secretly occupy the house and emulate the owners' lifestyle. They sleep in comfortable beds, watch movies on a big screen TV and eat food that they could never afford.

When the owners of the estate, Pía and her sister Lourdes, show up unexpectedly for the weekend with their husbands, Manuel and Gabriel, the workers are left out to their own humble abode and daily duties. But it's difficult to stay away from the comfort to which they have grown accustomed. The owners have secrets of their own, and soon everyone is wondering who will end up running the house.

September 11: El Jardin Secreto (The Secret Garden)

From a young age, Diana Bellessi wanted to travel. At a time when few women traveled the roads alone, she hitchhiked her way across the continent. A poet looking for the lands promised by the books of her childhood. In time, she found that going to a nearby place could be as intense an adventure as those journeys were.

The documentary El Jardin Secreto joins the poet on the trip she makes every year, from Buenos Aires to an island in the Parana river. There, surrounded by nature in the delta, in that place where the house’s gardens fade into the bush, is where she writes.

September 18: Mía

Ale is a watcher. As she moves through her daily routine—scavenging, streetwalking, and sewing for her friends in the “pink village,” a shanty town inhabited by fellow transgender and gay people in Buenos Aires—she observes the middle-class world on the other side of restaurant windows and behind gated courtyards. But when she scavenges the diary of a mysterious woman named Mía, she finds herself drawn into the problems of one of these middle-class families.

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