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The Mar del Plata International Film Festival Presents Its August Special on CINE.AR PLAY

The Mar del Plata International Film Festival Presents Its August Special on CINE.AR PLAY

The International Mar del Plata Film Festival together with CINE.AR PLAY presents a selection of Argentine films that were part of previous editions of the festival.

Offering a diverse showing of work from all over Argentina, with new selections being screened every other Wednesday of the month, so you can enjoy the best of our cinema CINE.AR PLAY. This series is one part of the many activities that the International Mar del Plata Film Festival and CINE.AR will undertake this year on its way to its 36th edition.


Selection of films from the International Mar del Plata Film Festival:


Tampoco tan grandes
(2018), by Federico Sosa
Panorama of Argentine Cinema of the 33rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival

Lola thinks she has her life all set. She is almost thirty, has a stable job and is about to get married. But one day she finds out that her father, who she does not know, has just died in Mar del Plata.

Encandilan luces, viaje psicotrópico con Los Síquicos Litoraleños (2018), by Alejandro Gallo Bermúdez
Original Soundtrack of the 33th Mar del Plata International Film Festival

From the rural heart of the Argentine Northeast come Los Síquicos Litoraleños (“The Coastal Psychics”), pioneers of psychedelic chamamé music. Despite having inspired an avant-garde music scene in the coastal region, they decide to keep to themselves, thus proposing a cultural debate full of chamamé music, UFOs and cucumelo hallucinogenic mushrooms.

El llanto (2018), by Hernán Fernández
Argentine Competition of the 33rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival

Elías, a young farmhand, must travel to the city of Buenos Aires to work a construction job. Sonia, his new wife, awaits him in the wooden house they share in a rural town deep in the countryside, with their first child in her womb.

Los ganadores (2016), by Néstor Frenkel
Argentine Competition of the 31st Mar del Plata International Film Festival

Néstor Frenkel follows various characters that participate in giving out awards for amateur competitions in the area of culture. Through the observation of a world of prizes for artists and communicators, Los ganadores (“The Winners”) reflects upon success and happiness.

Pañuelos para la historia (2015), de Nicolás Valentini, Alejandro Haddad
Latin American Panorama of the 30th Mar del Plata International Film Festival

Thousands of kilometers separate Argentina from Turkey. Nevertheless, despite the physical distance, the recent pasts of both nations bring them near to each other. This closeness led Nora Cortiñas, of the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, to take a journey to the Kurdish region of Turkey.

Madraza (2017), by Hernán Aguilar
Sitges section – for its first 50 years at the 32nd Mar del Plata International Film Festival

A housewife becomes a contract killer to alleviate her economic situation and her emotional emptiness. With action and comedy, she moves through the challenges of Buenos Aires. A satire that plays with the limits of the madness of society today.

Cuando brillan las estrellas, by Natalia Hernández (2018)
Panorama of Argentine Cinema of the 33rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival

A romantic comedy about first loves, accepting adulthood, wishes, crosswords, music, and stars.

Satori Sur, by Federico Rotstein (2019)
Original Soundtrack of the 33th Mar del Plata International Film Festival

Satori Sur takes as its narrative thread the Argentine counterculture of the 60s, while celebrating eighty years of Miguel Grinberg, surrounded by memories, unpublished texts, never-written books and existential notes.

Orquesta roja, by Nicolás Herzog (2009)
Argentine Competition of the 24th Mar del Plata International Film Festival

April 5, 2000, Concordia, Entre Rios. Two major media outlets broadcast live and direct from the most impoverished city in the country, where a guerrilla group prepares to "go to war" against the established order.

Las hermanas L, by Eva Bär, Santiago Giralt, Diego Schipani and Alejandro Montiel (2008)
Argentine Competition of the 23rd Mar del Plata International Film Festival

Two sisters reunite, reopen wounds, and confront their past. Their lives intersect in a way that will change them forever.

Los quiero a todos, by Luciano Quilici (2012)
Argentine Competition of the 27th Mar del Plata International Film Festival

The reunion of a group of friends. They are the same as always, or not so much anymore. They talk about whatever they can and hide almost everything that has happened to them. Los quiero a todos narrates with humor the disappointment of seeing that the future has already arrived, and that who we are is not necessarily who we wanted to be.

Los ojos de América, by Daiana Rosenfeld and Anibal Garisto (2014)
Argentine Panorama of the 29th Mar del Plata International Film Festival

America Scarfo lived the most passionate love story in the history of Argentina with the anarchist Severino Di Giovanni. The relationship was reflected in love letters, until he was executed by a firing squad in 1931. Thus died a part of America and she lived in anonymity.



CINE.AR PLAY is the video on demand platform of Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales (INCAA) and ARSAT, in which you can enjoy a catalogue of free feature length films, series and short films of all genres and styles. It is easy to use and available all over the world. You can view the contents from a computer, tablet, cell phone or Smart TV.