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Argentine Movie Days
 
 
Date: 11-18 November 2014 
 
School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Argentine Movie Days

Nov 11,6:30pm
CPD-LG.18, Centennial Campus, HKU

Introduction by Mr Luciano Battaglia, Consul of the Argentine Republic in Hong Kpng and Macau, followed by the movie "Tesis sobre un homicidio"

Thesis on a homicide / Tesis Sobre Un Homicidio
Argentina 2013 Color 106 min. Crime/Mystery/Thriller
Director: Hernán Goldfrid
Writer: Diego Paszkowski, Patricio Vega
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Alberto Ammann, Calu Rivero, Arturo Puig

Highlights:
- Nomination for “Best Actor” (Ricardo Darín), The Platino Awards for Iberoamerican Cinema 2014
- Nomination for “Grand Jury Prize”, Miami Film Festival 2013
- Nomination for “ ‘New Blood’ Award”, Cognac Festival du Film Policier 2013

Thesis on a Homicide: Roberto Bermudez is a specialist in criminal law. His life is altered since it is convinced that Gonzalo, one of his best students, has been the author of a brutal murder in front of the Faculty of Law. To reveal the truth, Roberto embarks on a personal investigation with much determination. But, it very soon becomes an obsession to him. This inevitably draws him towards to the darkest areas…

Nov 14, 4.30pm
CPD 2.19, Centennial Campus, HKU

THE LAST ELVIS / El Último Elvis
Argentina 2012 Color 91 min. Drama
Director: Armando Bo
Writers: Armando Bo, Nicolás Giacobone
Stars: John McInerny, Griselda Siciliani, Margarita Lopez

Highlights:
- “Critic’s Choice Award” (Armando Bo), Zurich Film Festival 2012
- “Special Jury Award” and “Young Jury Award” (Armando Bo), Sofia International Film Festival 2013
- “Horizons Award” (Armando Bo), San Sebastián International Film Festival 2012

The Last Elvis: Carlos Gutiérrez (Elvis), a separated worker who has a young daughter called Lisa Marie whom he doesn’t always see, lives as if he is the reincarnation of Elvis Presley, such as imitating his acts. But when approaching the age at which his idol died, he feels empty about his future. Just when Carlos quits his job to make an important change in his life, he must look after his young daughter, forcing him to return to work. He spends time with his daughter and knows her well, but also drags her in his stubborn logic of everyday life as a perpetual tribute to Presley.

Nov 18, 6.00pm
CPD-LG.18, Centennial Campus, HKU

FAMILY LAW / Derecho De Familia
Argentina 2006 Color 102 min. Comedy/Drama
Director: Daniel Burman
Writer: Daniel Burman (Screenwriter)
Stars: Daniel Hendler, Julieta Díaz, Arturo Goetz, Adriana Aizemberg

Highlights:
- “Best Ibero-American Film”, “Audience Award” & “SIGNIS Award”, Mar del Plata Film Festival 2006
- "Best Screenplay – Film” & “Best Supporting Actress” (Adriana Aizemberg), Clarín Entertainment Awards 2006 - “Best Director” (Daniel Burman) & “Best Supporting Actor” (Arturo Goetz), Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards 2007

Family Law: As a law professional, Ariel Perelman is still in search of which type of person he, himself, would like to be. He is making his way in Buenos Aires, Argentina. All is about the ups and downs with his father, his lover Sandra and his son Gastón. Perelman clearly knows that there are things in life which are unchangeable. However, he still leads himself into more self-discoveries and self-reflections. Can he be a unique person of his own lifestyle at last?

This event forms part of the Argentina Festival 2014. Please access http://www.argentinafestival.org.hk or "Argentina Festival Hong Kong" on facebook for further information.
 

All films are with English subtitles.
 
 
     
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