November 20, 2015

Sponsored by Bodega Argento, the Argentine Film Festival London was established in 2012 as a unique showcase for the best contemporary cinema from and about Argentina.

Held annually in partnership with Picturehouse Cinemas, during the last three years the festival has screened consistently sold out programmes including award-winning films from Cannes, Locarno, San Sebastian, Rome, Dubai and Tribeca film festivals as well as documentaries from Berlin, Venice and Toronto film festivals.



Francisco Varone’s Road to La Paz (Camino a la Paz) starring Argentine actors Rodrigo de la Serna (Motorcycle Diaries) and 75-year old veteran theatre actor Ernesto Suárez (making his film debut), will open the fourth Argentine Film Festival, London to be held at Hackney Picturehouse and the Ritzy Cinema from 26-29 November. Francisco Varone, the film’s director, will be in London to present the film at the festival opening at Hackney Picturehouse on November 26th.

Road to La Paz is one of eight features to be screened at this year’s festival, which will run from 26-29 November. Highlights this year also include a special focus on Patagonia, to coincide with the 150 year anniversary of the Welsh settlement in Argentina, with a Director’s Showcase on Carlos Sorin and screenings of Intimate Stories and Bombón el Perro to be presented by the director, and Welsh Super Furry Animals front man Gruff Rhys’ documentary Separado on his search for his Patagonian roots, as well as Santiago Charrière’s Bring Back Rock (Poner el rock de moda) on Argentine pop/rock sensations Banda de Turistas, also presented by the director, and closing film El Cinco (El cinco de talleres) starring Wild Tales’ Julieta Zylberberg and leading man Esteban Lamothe, as well as the annual Nuevos Talentos short film programme.

Wines will once again be supplied exclusively by Bodega Argento and available across all bars at Hackney Picturehouse and the Ritzy, including Punto Argento at Hackney Picturehouse.


Decanter has teamed up with the Argentine Film Festival to offer one lucky reader a six bottle case of Bodega Argento Malbec wine and two Hackney Picturehouse Festival passes, including tickets to the Argentine Film Festival opening night film Road to La Paz starring Rodrigo de la Serna (The Motorcycle Diaries) and pre-screening drinks at the Punto Argento pop up at the Gallery Bar at Hackney Picturehouse, where the winners will be able to enjoy a complimentary glass of Argentine wine from Bodega Argento and watch some amazing tango performances before the film. Join the competition

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4th Argentine Film Festival, London
26-29 November 2015
Ritzy Cinema & Hackney Picturehouse

Opening Film

Road to La Paz (Camino a La Paz), Director/Writer: Francisco Varone, Argentina 2015, 90 mins.
Cast: Rodrigo de la Serna, Ernesto Suarez, Elisa Carricajo. UK Premiere
Nicola Constantino: La Artefacta, Director: Natalie Cristiani, Screenwriters Nicola Costantino, Natalie Cristiani Argentina 2015, 75 mins. With Nicola Costantino, Aquiles Costantino, Gabriel Valansi
The Fire (El incendio), Director: Juan Schnitman, Screenwriters: Agustina Liendo, Juan Schnitman, Argentina 2015, 95 mins. Cast: Pilar Gamboa, Juan Barberini, Luciano Suardi, Marcelo D’Andrea, Andrea Garote
Separado! Directors: Dylan Goch, Gruff Rhys, UK-Argentina-Brazil, 2010, 84 mins.
Intimate Stories (Historias Mínimas) Director: Carlos Sorín, Writer: Pablo Solarz, Argentina, Spain, 2002, 92 mins. Cast: Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedicti, Javiera Bravo
Bombón: El Perro, (El perro), Director: Carlos Sorín, Writers: Santiago Calori, Salvador Roselli, Argentina, Spain, 2004, 97 mins. Cast: Juan Villegas, Walter Donado, Rosa Valsecchi
Bring Back Rock (Poner el rock de moda) documentary, Director/Writer: Santiago Charrière, Argentina, 2015, 78 mins. Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BAFICI) 2015: Audience Award Q&A with Santiago Charrière.

Closing Film
El Cinco (El 5 de talleres), Director/Writer: Adrián Biniez, Argentina-Uruguay-Germany, 2014, 100 mins. UK Premiere Cast: Esteban Lamothe, Julieta Zylberberg, Nestor Guzzini, Matias Castelli,, Alfonso Tort, Cesar Bordon, Luis Martinez, Cristian Wetzel
Nuevos Talentos: seven short films from Argentina’s up and coming new directors
The stories that make up this year’s Nuevos Talentos selection are as intriguing as ever, offering a glimpse into the wealth of talent making up Argentina’s next generation of filmmakers.

Full Programme details