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Los Tallos Amargos

In the 1940s and 50s the Argentine film industry was as technically sophisticated as any in the Americas, and Ayala’s noir, a headlong plunge into the troubled conscience and warped psyche of a journalist haunted by the memory of committing murder, is a preeminent example of the national cinematographic genius at work, stunningly shot by Ricardo Younis, an apprentice of Gregg Toland.

Chicago: Oct. 28 & 30 at Siskel Film Center.

Earlier Event: October 27
Holy Blood: Mexican Horror Cinema
Later Event: October 30
Cuban Short Films of Damián Sainz