Record Audience in the 32nd Mar del Plata International Film Festival
Mar del Plata, November 22, 2017. During the first five days of the 32nd Mar del Plata International Film Festival, an audience of more than 75 thousand enjoyed the special activities and screenings in the different venues of the city. According to official figures, the number of attendees out-numbers by 20% the viewers of the previous edition.
From the opening ceremony, where Serge Bozon's Madame Hyde was projected, moviegoers enjoy the films that make up the International, Latin American and Argentine competitions, and sections such as Panorama, Focus and Retrospectives, as well as tributes and special activities that form part of an extensive program with more than 300 feature films, documentaries and short films. The program ranges from premieres to restored classics, with special cycles of genre, such as the current classic Hora Cero, and ATP proposals such as Mar de Chicos, with quality films for children and teenagers.
Spectators go through the Mar del Plata theatres - Ambassador, Paseo Aldrey, Cinema, Del Paseo - and the rooms of the Teatro Colón and Auditorium, where in addition to watching movies, they attend lectures or free outdoor screenings, such as those offered at the MAR Museum of Contemporary Art, presented by its directors and main characters. There are 16 screens in total serving this edition of the Festival since 1954 and which is the only one in the region ranked by the FIAFP as Class A (which parallels it to Festivals such as Cannes or San Sebastian).