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Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Carlos Saura

Country: Argentina
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 85min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Knight Competition

With this, the latest in his series of sensuous explorations of Ibero-American culture (Flamenco, Tango, Fados et al.), Spanish master Carlos Saura captures the songs, dances and colors that make up Argentina’s gorgeous and unique traditional music. From the Pampas to the Andes and everywhere in between, Saura and his team seek out the particular sounds of each region and its performers, united as they so often are by a distinctive brand of nostalgia, an elegiac beauty and a profound passion that offers a marked contrast to the stereotype of Argentine reserve.

Artists such as Mercedes Sosa, Chaqueño Palavecino, Lucho González, Ballet Nuevo Arte Nativo de Koki y Pajarín Saavedra, Melania Pérez, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Jaime Torres, Soledad Pastorutti, Orquesta Popular Los Amigos Del Chango, Lito Vitale, Pedro Aznar are immortalized on the big screen in Argentina, a journey through a musical landscape teeming with bold style and a vibrant heart. Saura locates the soul of this country and its people in their art: the perseverance of Argentines will always be defined by their cultural legacy, which is honored in this stirring and majestic documentary that only Saura could helm. – Andres Castillo           

This film is also part of the Knight Documentary Achievement Award. 


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Director: Carlos Saura
Producer: Marcelo Schapces Mariana Erijimovich and Alejandro Israel

Cinematographer: Felix Monti
Editor: César Custodio, Iara Rodriguez Vilardebó

Cast: Soledad Pastorutti, Jairo, Jaime Torres, El Chaqueño Palavecino, Liliana Herrero, Luis Salinas

Carlos Saura

Carlos Saura was born in Huesca, Spain. He studied directing at Madrid’s Institute of Cinema Research and Studies. His films have earned three Oscar nominations and won major prizes around the world. These films include Peppermint Frappé (1967), Cria Cuervos (1976), Blood Wedding (1981), Carmen (1983) and Tango (1998). Argentina (2015) is Saura’s fourteenth film to screen at the Festival.