An overview of Argentine fare, including projects for sale at Cannes, as well as those on the lips of Latin American producers back home
Though Argentina has an enviable system for state film-financing, now copied around Latin America, money remains tight, and the doling out of credits and subsidies can take years.
One way for a foreign film to secure Stateside theatrical release is to win an Oscar. Argentine pics have done so twice -- with "The Official Story" in 1986, and 2009 with "The Secret in Their Eyes."…
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
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The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner1Weekend:$32.5M
A Walk Among the Tombstones
A Walk Among the Tombstones2Weekend:$13.1M
This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You3Weekend:$11.9M
Emphasis on auteur pics over traditional genres limits Argentina's local industry
Years in the making, Juan Jose Campanella's animated movie "Foosball 3D," his follow-up to "The Secret of Their Eyes," is now being brought onto the market at Cannes, with Spain's Film Factory tying…
Guido Rud's Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks Intl. has acquired the remaining rights to "Los Inadaptados" (The Misfits), a Mexican dramedy that snared the audience award at the Guadalajara Film Festival.
Argentine helmers Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat are preparing "Ciudadano ilustre" (Illustrious Citizen), their biggest feature yet as they build on the box office of "El hombre de al lado" (The Man…
Argentina and Venezuela are creating a fund to co-produce six to eight features a year, a latest effort to broaden partnerships and distribution in Latin America.
France's "May They Rest in Revolt (Figures of Wars)" won the international competition at the 13th Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Film, Argentina's biggest fest, which closed Sunday.
FilmSharks Intl. has sold several pics from its diverse slate to foreign buyers.