Whether you’re planning on setting up your Christmas tree or looking for a friend with a pool, from December 8th to December 11th you have the chance to escape the holiday hype and the end-of-the-year craziness that surrounds porteño thanks to the Portuguese cinema week taking place at the MALBA.
For four years now, the event has run aside the growth of the Portuguese national movie industry; among the most original and challenging in the world. Within this context, the trilogy loosely based on Arabian Nights, directed by Miguel Gomes, is a must-see. The As Mil e Uma Noites series, which has garnered a lot of attention since its release at the Cannes film festival, will open on Sunday night.
Aqui em Lisboa, on the other hand, illustrates four stories told by four different directors from all over the world. These are the two main movies the entire program revolves around. Both offer what seems to be the best way to talk about the world surrounding us — through layered stories made from several fragments strung together.
The main objective is to see every movie as the individual component of a larger work. From an almost humanist point of view, all focus on the characters’ lives. We gain insight into the lives of teenagers in João Nicolau’s John From and João Salaviza’s Montanha, an old man living his last days in Rio Corgo, a soldier in a overseas war in Cartas da Guerra and exploded South American workers in Eldorado XXI.
From December 8th to December 11th
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA) | Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
General tickets | AR $60
Retirees and students | AR $30
Tickets are available at the museum from 12 PM until the beginning of the last movie of each day. You can see the timetable here.