Austral Films

Movies from Argentina

BOATMEN

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Settled down for over 100 years in the Isla Maciel, the boatmen that cross back and forward the Riachuelo, provide a service to the people on both sides of the most polluted watercourse in Argentina. But the re-building of a bridge between the island and the Federal Capital will check the job they inherited from their grandfathers and great grandfathers, a “collateral damage” that comes from the hand of progress. Boatmen is an accompaniment to this process, a silent and subtle battle, that may leave them without their historical work.

Artists from the west side of Buenos Aires tell us about their lives connected to art, where they deal with topics as the never-ending learning, the legacy of their masters, the influence of the neighborhood, their similarities and differences, the economic difficulties of their artistic activities and the necessity of being appreciated. These are some of the subjects that build this particular view of a group of artists-neighbors from the west side of the city.

SOFIA TURNS 100!

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The documentary records Sofia’s daily life in the months prior to her birthday number 100. She goes to the theater, goes shopping, cooks for her grandchildren and participates in succulent family meals. Sofia goes to the doctor, knits for her great grandchildren and drinks tea with her 94-year old sister, Rebecca. Her life and history are slowly unveiled through archival footage, conversations and anecdotes.

An Argentinean born Spaniard, writer and journalist, whose parents were tortured and murdered during the Military Coup, returns to finish a novel about them, with the ambiguous determination to get even with their murderer, a former Sheriff who lives nearby in Patagonia.

A lonely 40 year old man lives an intense crisis. Walking down a street, he comes across his couple who is on her way to meet up with her ex boy friend. Beggining to feell that his relationship with her is about to end, he remains still, without reacting, daring only to look at her.

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 name of the Colonel Juan Domingo Peron synthesizes, as few ones in the world, the image of an undeniable leadership inside political argentine life. A leader who managed to be in force during decades. One of the most controversial and charismatic politicians of the 20th century.

The film “Evita, another look” has the quality to show one of the most important Argentine characters of the twentieth century with international significance from the perspective of one of her personal photographers.

The purpose of the film is to show a woman who managed to face a male-chauvinist society and make her way against all odds to finally make her wishes come true.