Oscar Martínez and Joaquín Furriel star in Las Grietas de Jara. Photo via cineargentino.net

It’s safe to say we all enjoy a bit of Netflix, and with plenty of excellent Argentine and international series choices, there’s something to keep us happy for hours. But how many of you take the time to actually go see a new release in the cinema? Hardly ever if you’re anything like me – thank you Netflix and the internet for making me lazy.

But this year it might be worth logging out of your account – at least for a few hours – in time to see some of the new releases Argentina is showing. Here’s our pick of some of the must-sees of 2018.

Already out for several weeks, but worth viewing is Nicanor Loreti’s ’27: El Club de Los Malditos’. Dealing with the subject of the many rock stars who have not made it to 28, the film focuses on a recent death of popular singer Leandro De La Torre, whose death has been caught on camera by a super fan. Said super fan (Sofia Gala), alongside a detective (Diego Capusotto) discover a possible link between all those celebrities who have died at 27. Hmm sounds like a stab in the dark but we’ll go with it for now. With both fictional rock stars, and a few famous names put in for entertainment purposes only, the film seems a little very unfeasible, but good light entertainment which is fine by us.

Based on the book by Claudia Piñeiro (this is the fourth of her books adapted for film), the long awaited ‘Grietas de Jara’ is a tense psychological thriller that is bound to keep you sitting on the edge, expecting the worst. Set in familiar locations around Buenos Aires, the plot develops around an old, indignant Nelson Jara (Oscar Martínez), who turns out to be a psychopath, as well as young Leonor (Sara Sálamo) who turns up at an architect’s studio looking for him.

Alarm bells sound when Leonor arrives and nobody claims to have heard of Jara. Lies and mysteries begin to unravel as the truth comes out in the form of flashbacks of the past. Watch this film and feel grateful that you don’t know this guy. Released on the 18th January, ‘Grietas de Jana’ should be out everywhere by now.

Bored of cleaning pools all summer, Tavo (Nahuel Viale) has a more ‘entrepreneurial’ idea up his sleeve. In exchange of a nice little slice of commission he becomes involved with a criminal gang to whom he gives detailed information on each property he is cleaning, so that they can later go back and loot the house.

Not an advisable way to spend your summer break but an intriguing look at the outcome of one man’s boredom. Barrefondo is released tomorrow (Thursday 25th January).

‘Angel’ to be released on 8th August, tells the notorious story of serial killer Robledo Puch. Blood chilling as the original story is, it seem director Luis Ortega, (director of Netflix’s Historía de un Clan) has attempted to create a movie that is just as frightening as it is sickening as the original tale. Lorenzo Ferro (son of famed actor Rafael Ferro) will play a young, innocent looking Robledo Puch, bearing a somewhat striking resemblance to the real killer back in the seventies.

One to watch if you’ve already binged your way through all that Netflix’s compelling crime series have to offer.

Co – produced in both France and Argentina, ‘La Quietud’ has big names from both sides of the Atlantic and is set to become one of the biggest box office hits of this year. Starring Martina Gusmán (White Elephant) and French – Argentine Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), the movie set on a supposedly idyllic family farm, details the two sister’s relationship and reunion after 15 years apart.

The movie set during the time of Argentina’s military dictatorship, paints a picture of recent family tragedy as well as resentment, struggle and sadness, shared between both sisters. Directed by Pablo Trapero (responsible for The Clan and White Elephant), the movie is yet to have a release date or trailer (keep your eyes open for late 2018), but we’re expecting big things from both cast and production.

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Bérénice Bejo and Martina Gusmán co-star in La Quietud. Photo via Clarín