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Latin American Film Days in Budapest

23 September 2023

From September 26 to October 1, audiences can choose from Argentine, Brazilian, Ecuadorian, Colombian, Peruvian and Venezuelan movies at the 2nd Latin American Film Days at the Uránia National Film Theater in the Hungarian capital.

    According to a statement from the organizers, the event is organized in cooperation with the Embassies of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela in Hungary, and the genres on offer range from political thrillers to comedies and music documentaries.

    The Film Days will open on September 26 with 'Argentina, 1985', winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by Santiago Mitre, it is both an authentic historical drama and a tense political thriller. The film is inspired by the true story of prosecutors Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo and their legal team of young people. In addition to the authentic period setting and visuals, the film is made memorable by the acting of Ricardo Darín, a well-known actor in this country (Wild Tales, Truman, Everybody Knows).

    On September 27, the Peruvian comedy 'The Best Families', directed by Javier Fuentes-León, will humorously explore social contrasts. Sisters Luzmila and Peta work as housekeepers for two aristocratic ladies. They are almost family until a deeply guarded secret comes to light.

    On September 28, 'Misfit, you are or you become' will be screened, the new comedy from the creators of 'With Love to My Ex'. Julia, the protagonist of this teen comedy, moves back to Ecuador from the US with her parents after many years away. A popular vlogger over there, here she has to adjust to a strict Catholic high school.

    Brazil is represented on September 29 by Sergio Machado's romantic thriller 'River of Desire'. In the film, Dalberto falls in love with the beautiful and mysterious Anaïra and the couple move into the house where his brothers live. Only, in his absence, they too are touched by her beauty. The eldest brother tries to resist her desires, while the youngest and Anaíra fall in love. The film is inspired by the works of Brazilian writer Milton Hatoum.

    On September 30th, Miguel Ferrari's Venezuelan drama 'The Night of the Two Moons', a story of a strange pregnancy, rich in fateful twists and emotions, will be screened.

    On October 1st, the week will close with Eszter Vörös' documentary filmed in Colombia, 'The Great Parranda - Stories of Gabriel García Márquez'. The Hungarian videographer and musician traveled to Colombia to find out how the culture of the Caribbean people influenced the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian writer. She collected stories told and sung by García Márquez's family members, friends and Vallenato musicians," the statement said.

    The films will be shown in the original language - Spanish and Portuguese - with Hungarian subtitles.


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