Film releasesThursday, June 3, 2010
This week at the movies
POR TU CULPA. Third feature by Anahí Berneri, who previously made Un año sin amor / A Year Without Love, and Encarnación. Por tu culpa centres on the issue of divorce, and a young mother who, after a domestic accident, is accused of child abuse. Argentina, 2009. Written by: Anahí Berneri, Sergio Wolf. With: Erica Rivas, Rubén Viani, Zenón Galán, Nicasio Galán, Marta Bianchi, Carlos Portaluppi and Osmar Núñez. Distributed by: Primer Plano. Running time: 87 minutes. NC13.
RICARDO BECHER-RECTA FINAL. Filmmaker-writer Ricardo Becher likes to make extreme decisions, both in his life and work. Aged 80 and living in a home for the elderly, he wrote a book entitled Recta final, based on his experience in cohabitation with other senior citizens.
Argentina, 2010. In Spanish. Written and directed by: Tomás Lipgot. With: Ricardo Becher, José Campitelli, Luis Chitarroni, Fernando Martín Peña, Félix “Chango” Monti, Javier Martínez. Distributed by: Cepa Audiovisual. Running time: 70 minutes. NC16.
LINIERS: EL TRAZO SIMPLE DE LAS COSAS. Documentary on the work and personal obsessions of cartoonist Liniers, made by Franca González after sharing a writing residence in Montreal in 2007. Argentina, 2010. In Spanish. Written and directed by: Franca González Serra. Distributed by: Cine Ojo. Running time: 76 minutes. NR.
SOUTH OF THE BORDER (Al sur de la frontera, US, 2009). Controversial director Oliver Stone’s documentary is a road trip across five countries to explore the social and political movements as well as the media misperception of South America while interviewing seven of its elected presidents: Hugo Chávez, Evo Morales, Lula da Silva, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Rafael Correa, Raúl Castro, and former president Néstor Kirchner. In Spanish-English, with Spanish subtitles. Written by: Tariq Ali y Mark Weisbrot. Directed by: Oliver Stone. Distributed by: Pampa Films and Azpeitía Cine. Running time: 85 minutes. NR.
SEX AND THE CITY 2 (US, 2010). Sequel to the big screen adaptation of the iconic TV series Sex & the City, about four NY urbanites’ in search of love and good lays. The second part catches them, now middle-aged, on a trip in exotic lands where they expect to revert the traditional rules of marriage. In English with Spanish subtitles. Written and directed by: Michael Patrick King. With: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall. Distributed by: Warner Bros. Running time: 146 minutes. NC16.
LEGION (Legión de ángeles, US, 2010). Apocalyptic tale about the moment the last angel falls and the fight for mankind begins. In English with Spanish subtitles. Written and directed by: Scott Stewart. With: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Kate Walsh, Kevin Durand, Tyrese Gibson, Lucas Black. Distributed by: Columbia. Running time: 100 minutes. NC16.
STELLA. (France, 2008). In French with Spanish subtitles. Eleven-year old Stella leads your average little girl’s playful life in rural France, spending time with children her age and with adults at the bar run by her parents. Stella’s first excursion in the world at large takes place when a group of Argentine exiles disrupt the small town’s peaceful existence. Written and directed by: Sylvie Verheyde. With: Léora Barbara, Karole Rocher, Benjamin Biolay, Melissa Rodrigues, Laëtitia Guerard, Guillaume Depardieu. Distributed by: Primer Plano. Running time: 99 minutes. NC13.