25 February, 2009

Pantalla Pinamar soon to celebrate latest in European cinema in new March slot

Some of the most celebrated European films of 2008 will be shown from March 7-14 in Argentina as part of Pantalla Pinamar, the Argentine-European film series held annually at the exclusive seaside resort city on the Argentine coast. The event’s objective is to strengthen the bond between both industries and create future collaboration.

The fifth edition of Pantalla Pinamar will open with Carlos SorĂ­n’s Spanish/Argentine co-production The Window and will feature Laurent Cantet’s The Class, Manuel Gomez Pereira’s The Hanged Man, Matteo Garrone’s Gomorra (part of the section The Event), Dennis Gansel’s The Wave and Lorna’s Silence by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

There will also be a special section dedicated to new Czech cinema, a “surprise movie” by a Western European director that will be unveiled one minute before its screening, a selection of the best of the Malaga Film Festival. All the European titles are avant-premieres or special screenings as they do not yet have a local distributor.

The fifth edition of the event has been moved to March from its traditional December time slot so as to not directly follow the new November dates of the Mar del Plata Film Festival. Pantalla Pinamar is organized by the National Institute of Film and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and the City of Pinamar, and promoted by the Cultural Institute of the Province of Buenos Aires.

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