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.

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 MASTERS OF THE TANGO

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The documentary program most awarded on the last twenty years of the Argentinean Television.
The program is a documentary about the life of the great protagonists of the tango in all it’s facets, singing, music, poetry, dancing.

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.

GUADALUPE THE VIRGIN

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This coming-of-age drama stars Diana García (SIN NOMBRE) as Lupe, a young Mexican woman struggling to make ends meet and pay for her dying mother’s heath care when she meets Benny (Noah Segan of BRICK and LOOPER), a handsome but troubled young man who gains her trust and leads Lupe into a scheme that targets her boss, Simon, a successful, prima-donna actor.

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.

Ángel Peláez is very jealous man. Ever since he lost his arm in an accident and with the arm his job as a waiter in the Ritz Hotel, he imagines the whole day that Reme, his wife, betrays him with most of the men she gets in contact with.

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.

In Cuba, they have more than 15 years researching a treatment based on a type of indigenous Scorpion venom, which is a great palliative for some types of cancer patients since the venom attacks the cancer cells. We will visit the facilities of the pharmaceutical company (Labiofam) that makes it, we’ll go hunting the Scorpion with Cuban biologists, we sure the director of Labiofam, as well as doctors and Cuban patients and foreigners who had come from all over the world.

Paraguay, April 2008.
After 35 years under Stroessner’s dictatorship and 17 of power and corruption lead by the Colorado Party (the only one allowed after the democratic transition), Fernando Lugo, a former bishop who is running for President, represents the hope to build a better future.
Internationally recognised as an activist for Human Rights and discoverer of the Archives of Terror, Martin Almada leads a lonely and exasperated battle to expose the links between the old dictatorial system and the current corrupted democracy.
Guillermina Kanonnikoff, courageous activist and General Secretary of the Tekojoja Movement, is accompanying Fernando Lugo on his path up until the elections on April 20th.

Puerto Rico’s secret police, supported by the FBI, during decades spied and persecuted those who disagreed with the government. All collected information was classified in archives known as “the files”. An entire network was set up so that this “subversives”, were denied certain jobs through which they could exert some influence or authority (police, university, journalism). On the jobs they were hounded till they resigned. Many citizens had to emigrate since they could not find jobs in Puerto Rico. In some families they even followed the children.