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Argentine festival singles out ‘El Otro’

Film wins prizes for director, actor, soundtrack

BUENOS AIRES — Berlin-laurelled “El otro” (The Other) swept Argentina’s seventh Tandil Cine festival awards, which wrapped Sunday.

Ariel Rotter picked up the director nod for his drama about a man who takes on the identity of another. Pic also snared soundtrack and lead actor for Julio Chavez’s performance, and a special mention for thesp Osvaldo Bonet.

Natalia Oreiro shared the actress prize for her role in Gustavo Postiglione’s “La peli” (A Wrecked Filmmaker) with Carolina Setton in Pablo Pares’ sci-fi adventure “Filmatron.” The latter picked up a special jury mention for film.

Hernan Gaffet’s tango-tinged dramedy “Ciudad en celo” (City in Heat) won production and screenplay.

In the freshman category, “UPA! Una pelicula Argentina,” a satire on Argentina’s self-absorbed auteur film movement directed by Santiago Giralt, Camila Toker and Tamae Garateguy, won film, actor for Giralt and actress for Toker, an award shared with Andrea Garrote for “Visperas.” Daniela Goggi took the director nod for “Visperas.”

Argentina is seeing a rise in the number of film festivals, a response to a steady production of 70-plus features a year and strong performances on the international circuit. A new fest is in preparation for June in the southernmost province of Tierra del Fuego with a $50,000 cash prize, on par with those at the country’s major fests, Mar del Plata in March and Buenos Aires in April.

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