From November 30th to December 6th, Buenos Aires is celebrating the Cannes Festival Cinema Week. Unfortunately this doesn’t mean that Puerto Madero’s sidewalk will turn into one giant and spectacularly glamorous red carpet, oozing with celebs and paparazzi for the week. It does, however, mean that a selection of the greatest films from last year’s festival in the South of France will be projected at the Gaumont National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA).
The aim of the festival which has travelled across the Atlantic for its second edition, is to maintain a strong relationship between films and their audience; to keep that passion for film alive; to remind us that cinema is an important part of our lives. With increased technology and instant easy access to most things via download – except, unfortunately, food – we have less of an incentive to physically get ourselves to cinema theaters.
This extended festival is also a way of promoting an alternative cinema theater experience; among which “The Measure of a Man“, “Love” “Dheepan” and “The Lobster” will feature. These are not your typical hollywood blockbusters.
We suggest you click on those hyperlinks, watch the trailers and get yourself to Gaumont (Av. Rivadavia 1635, CABA). Tickets cost 8 pesos for crying out loud; 4 if you’re a student or fall into the too-old-to-work-so-can-benefit-from-discounts category.
Here is the program:
Monday 30th at 8PM: The Measure of a Man (by Stéphane Brizé)
Monday 30th at 9.30PM: Love (by Gaspar Noé)
Thursday 3rd at 9PM: The Lobster (by Yorgos Lanthimos, ganadora del premio del jurado)
Friday 4th at 8PM: Carol (by Todd Haynes)
Saturday 5th at 8PM: The Lobster (by Yorgos Lanthimos)
Sunday 6th at 8PM: Dheepan (by Jacques Audiard)