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Argentina at the Chicago International Film Festival 2015

Once again Argentina will be present at The Chicago International Film Festival - the longest running international competitive film festival in North America.

More than 150 narrative features, documentary and short films from over 50 countries will be presented at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival – to be held between October 15th and 29th, 2015 –.

Find below the six argentine films that will be presented at the 51th Chicago International Film Festival.






Còmo ganar enemigos
Argentina • Director: Gabriel Lichtmann

Lucas, a young lawyer with a passion for crime novels, turns a chance encounter with a beautiful woman into a date ending in his bed. But when he wakes up alone and missing a secret stash of cash, the game’s afoot. In the footsteps of his favorite gumshoes, Lucas heads out hot on the trail, and what was once a love story becomes the caper to end all capers. Spanish with subtitles. 78 min. Featuring Q&A with actor Martin Slipak for first two screenings.

WED 10/21 5:45 PM
THU 10/22 9:30 PM
MON 10/26 2:45 PM

La Patota
Argentina, Brazil, France • Director: Santiago Mitre

Paulina, a young, idealistic lawyer, leaves her cushy job in the city to teach at a rural high school. Her deep-seated beliefs are shaken when some students commit a horrific crime and she is forced to take a stance. Anchored by a complex, nuanced performance from Dolores Fonzi, this blistering drama reconsiders the line between wealth and poverty, chaos and order, victim and survivor. Winner of the best film award in Critics’ Week at Cannes. Spanish with subtitles. 103 min.

THU 10/22 5:30PM
SAT 10/24 2:00PM
TUE 10/27 2:00PM

Camino a La Paz
Argentina • Director: Francinso Varone

Unemployed and adrift, 30-something Sebastian (Rodrigo de la Serna, The Motorcycle Diaries) takes on work as a private driver almost on a whim. When elderly Muslim client Jalil offers Sebastian a large sum to drive him to La Paz, Bolivia, the two set off on a life-changing 2,000 mile journey. By turns heartwarming and hilarious, this road movie spans generational, cultural, and religious divides on a tour through the South American continent. Spanish with subtitles.90 min.

WED 10/21 8:00PM
THU 10/22 8:00PM
TUE 10/27 12:30PM

Tempo Suspendido
Mexico, Argentina • Director: Natalia Bruschtein

For the last 40 years, activist Laura Bonaparte has fought to keep alive the memory of her children, who were “disappeared” by Argentina’s military dictatorship in the 1970s. Now Laura’s own memory is beginning to fade. Time Suspended is a tender, heartrending portrait of a woman committed to preserving the truths of her nation’s horrible history, even as they slip from her grasp. Spanish with subtitles. 65 min. Featuring Q&A with Director Natalia Bruschtein for both screenings.

MON 10/19 7:15PM
WED 10/21 2:00PM



THE BROKEN PAST - El Pasado Roto
A maternity ward becomes the place where a teenager can try and mend The Broken Past.

SAT 10/24 • 5:15 PM | EFSHBEY


Argentina, Denmark

By night Buenos Aires becomes a jungle in The Mad Half Hour.

FRI 10/23 7:30 PM


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