Mar de Plata to honor Nilsson

Film festival to include Latin American political cinema retrospective

CANNES — The Mar de Plata Intl. Film Festival in Argentina has unveiled two sidebars for next year: an homage to Argentine director Leopoldo Torre Nilsson and a retrospective of Latin America political cinema between 1967 and 1973, featuring pics of Glauber Rocha, Tomas Gutierrez Alea and lesser known auteurs.

Next year’s film festival will run March 7-16.

This year the Mar de Plata Festival relaunched under a new management team led by director Claudio Espana.

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