La guerra gaucha

Lucas Demare
Duration: 95 min.
Country: Argentina
Language: Español
Year: 1942
Free screening
Tuesday 8th, 22:00 hs., Teatro Colón (Sala Teatro Colón)

La guerra gaucha became one of the greatest successes in the history of Argentine cinema. The action takes place in Salta, in the context of the War of Independence, and portrays the resistance of the gauchos commanded by Martín Miguel de Güemes against the advance of the royalist forces. Based on the homonymous book by Leopoldo Lugones, the screenplay takes up and reworks several of their stories to narrate the struggle for freedom of the "nameless" ––as read in the moving closing of the film––, anonymous heroes capable of giving everything for country. With an epic and emotional tone built with the best weapons of the classic style, and as rooted in the territory as the characters that star in it, La guerra gaucha became one of the most complete examples of a popular cinema in search of a national identity.

Lucas Demare

Lucas Demare was born in Buenos Aires in 1910. A director, producer and screenwriter, he was one of the most important of Argentine filmmakers. His vast filmography, which spanned more than 40 years, includes films like His Best Student (1944), Savage Pampas (1945), Los isleros (1951) and Thirst (1961). He died in 1981.

Data Sheet:

G: Homero Manzi, Ulises Petit de Murat
F: Bob Roberts
E: Carlos Rinaldi
M: Lucio Demare, Juan Ehlert
I: Enrique Muiño, Ángel Magaña, Sebastián Chiola, Amelia Bence


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