Bafici has more to offer than simply watching independent movies, having expensive coffee and pretending that to be the second coming of Francois Truffaut. I mean, you can still do all of those things but there is also a whole host of things to do … for FREE.

Free Movies at Parque Centenario

Av. Ángel Gallardo y Leopoldo Marechal

The Tale of Princess Kaguya
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Wednesday 15 – 20:00

One of the last big hits of the Ghibli Studios, where the one and only Hayao Miyazaki used to create all those films that you love. Director by Isao Takahata, co-founder of Ghibli Studios, once partnered with Miyazaki in the 80’s and then with an artistic competitor, spent eight years and nearly US$50 million to finish it.

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young woman. The mysterious young princess enthralls everyone who crosses her path – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.

Big Trouble in Little China Thursday 16 – 20:00

Somewhere in San Francisco during the mid 80’s there was an American director named John Carpenter who filmed a movie with… get ready… Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall and the immortal James Hong!

An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown. Enough said.

Only Lovers Left Alive
Only Lovers Left Alive

Only Lovers Left Alive Saturday 18 – 22:00

Apparently this is Jim Jarmusch’s comeback, but I’m with Argentinian critic Roger Koza in asking where did he even go? Vampires, rock and roll and some depressing situations aboard the latest piece by the American Independent director, featuring Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton.

A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance – which has already endured several centuries – is disrupted by the arrival of uncontrollable younger sister.

Rocky IV
Rocky IV

Rocky IV, le coup de poing americain – Wednesday 22 – 20:00

We all have seen Rocky IV at some point of our lives, (right?). Here comes from the invited guest country, France, a documentary about this 80’s flick which was, at the time, as reviled as praised featuring the clash of titans, Rocky Vs Drago, The US Vs the USSR, and so on.

Directed by Dimitri Kourtchine, Rocky IV, le coup de poing americain, was a documentary originally intended for television that reviews how this film was made and the important repercussions during the end of the Cold War and the impacts of it these days.

Chuck Jones – Programme 1 – Saturday 18 – 19:30

Rabbit of Seville

In honor of the iconic Chuck Jones, director of many Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts for the Warner Bros and creator of the characters Marvin the Martian, Pepe LePew, Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner, BAFICI will present a series of short films at the Centenario’s Amphitheatre:

  • A Bear for Punishment
  • Feed the Kitty
  • For Scent-imental Reasons
  • One Froggy Evening
  • Fast and Furry-ous
  • What’s Opera, Doc?
  • Duck Amuck
  • Bunny Hugged
  • Rabbit of Seville
  • 8 Ball Bunny

This is all for now but stay tuned for more ways to get the most out of BAFIC 2015