Austral Films

ACORAZADO

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Silverio Palacios (40) a failed union worker from Veracruz, decides to turn his life around. Tired of earning his money panhandling in the streets, he decides to follow up on a plan that’s been on his friend and union leader: Alacrán’s mind for the longest time. He transforms his old taxi into an improvised raft and sails away on a trip that can change his fate forever.

MY FATHER’S MEMORY

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After the death of his mother, a repressed tv writer is forced to take care of his father who is losing his memory, obsessed with his wife is still alive and lost.

THE GAZELLE´S DANCE

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EUGENIO’s dream is to win the trophy he never won as a soccer player. At 72, EUGENIO finds a last chance to fulfill his dream in a tropical dance contest. When he loses his partner, his only chance of winning will be to face his own prejudices and those of his family. Now, he will change the ball for the hall.

BY THE ROAD

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By The Road is a Paraguayan romantic comedy, that speaks to us of love in different ways: the impossible love that might come true, the love of family, friends and, above it all, to do things with love, all mixed with typical ingredients of the rural Paraguay, such as its landscapes, its red dirt roads, the simplicity of its people, and its native food, that have the chipa as a icon of this country in all of Latin America.

THE LABYRINTH OF POSSIBILITY

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Sonia Soberats is a sixty-eight-year-old Venezuelan woman who lives by herself in a modest apartment in New York City. The pain caused by the death of both her sons resulted in her total loss of vision. She takes care of everything she needs. Today she is a blind photographer.
Through different stages of Sonia’s life and work we will see how two apparently contrary concepts coexist in harmony: a whole new tendency in photography bringing together this expressive art and sight deficiencies.

CHARCO, songs of the Rio de la Plata

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The Rio de la Plata is the place where all music converges. It is the region where very different genres such as Tango, Rock, Candombe, Murga, Cumbia and Milonga first met, giving birth to our own unique music. Pablo Dacal, music and troubadour, sets out to find the origins of our song, meeting up with fundamental characters of the Argentinean and Uruguayan music scene. From Gustavo Santaolalla, Jorge Drexler or Fito Páez to almost unknown yet equally great artists, this film features them all in a profound look into the Rioplatense Song.

EUGENIO’s dream is to win the trophy he never won as a soccer player. At 72, EUGENIO finds a last chance to fulfill his dream in a tropical dance contest. When he loses his partner, his only chance of winning will be to face his own prejudices and those of his family. Now, he will change the ball for the hall.

Lovely Letters is the swirl in the stomach when we used to look to that person we were into so
much. It´s school love, unchecked and nonsense. The leafs of the notebook that travels screaming what we feel for that special person.

Three couples of children experience for the first time the adventures and misadventures of love. The characters, between signed robes and messy chignons, talk to us about friendship, jealous, boyfriends, girlfriends and those that are not clear which they are. They explain the ways they have at their age of feel and understand, or not, that thing called love.

PICHUCO

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A teacher of the School of Popular Music in Avellaneda, together with his students, is digitizing around 500 original handwritten arrangements that are kept from Aníbal “Pichuco” Troilo orchestra. Through interviews to musicians from different generations and styles, this documentary makes a musical tour through the work of one of the most fundamental characters in the history of Tango and Argentine music.

In the midst of a convulsed country, a group of people attend a workshop of poetry that lasts only one night taught by renowned academic David Sanhueza. But the participants of this workshop conceal secrets that shape the intrigue and suspense of this story. A dying corporal, a forbidden relationship, a lost poem and an anarchic cause are some elements that mobilize this story towards an unexpected end.

After years of absence, a man returns to his town in search of redemption, but he must earn the forgiveness of the members of his family, especially, his brother.

A group of six friends throw a house warming party to celebrate the move to their wonderful new home. The party couldn’t have been better until the effects of their hangover wake them up and soon they begin to live surreal situations and undergo a waterfall of horrific agony after discovering they are trapped in the home for reasons yet unknown to them.

The Rio de la Plata is the place where all music converges. It is the region where very different genres such as Tango, Rock, Candombe, Murga, Cumbia and Milonga first met, giving birth to our own unique music. Pablo Dacal, music and troubadour, sets out to find the origins of our song, meeting up with fundamental characters of the Argentinean and Uruguayan music scene. From Gustavo Santaolalla, Jorge Drexler or Fito Páez to almost unknown yet equally great artists, this film features them all in a profound look into the Rioplatense Song.

PEOPLE

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This documentary series introduces to the audience extraordinary people standing out in extraordinary circumstances.
Every episode will follow the life of a unique and remarkable, real, and many times unknown individual, and portrait their struggle to pursue their dreams.

After the death of his mother, a repressed tv writer is forced to take care of his father who is losing his memory, obsessed with his wife is still alive and lost.

By The Road is a Paraguayan romantic comedy, that speaks to us of love in different ways: the impossible love that might come true, the love of family, friends and, above it all, to do things with love, all mixed with typical ingredients of the rural Paraguay, such as its landscapes, its red dirt roads, the simplicity of its people, and its native food, that have the chipa as a icon of this country in all of Latin America.