By Alexandra Salas
BAFICI (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) has announced the line up for its 11th annual film festival, which begins on March 25 and runs through April 5. The Opening Night Film, Gigante, directed by Adrian Biniez, is an Argentine/Uruguayan co-production that garnered three awards at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival this year.
The jury for the International Section of Competition includes acclaimed director Claire Denis, screenwriter/writer Alan Pauls, film critic Kent Jones, actor Alberto Barbera and producer Jaime Romandia. The Argentine films in contention for the International Prize include Julia Solomonoff’s sophomore debut, El ultimo verano de la Boyita, Matías Piñeiro’s Todos mienten and Iván Fund’s La risa.
The festival will screen 417 films in cinemas throughout the city. Tickets can be purchased online between March 18–25 at www.festivales.gob.ar or at the following locations from 10am to 22hrs:
Casa de la Cultura (Av, De Mayo 575 PB)
Hoyts Abasto (Av. Corrientes 3247, Abasto Shopping)
Hard Rock Café (Av. Pueyrredón 2101, Recoleta)
The Argentine Post will be providing coverage of the festival with film party photos, interviews and reviews.
For more information about the festival, scheduling and screenings, please visit: www.bafici.gov.ar
*Alexandra Salas is a writer based in Buenos Aires