Las Acacias

Las Acacias  {Las acacias}
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Tuesday, January 10, 6:30 PM
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Wednesday, January 11, 1:30 PM
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Sunday, January 15, 1:30 PM
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Las Acacias
Las acacias
Argentina, 2010, 85 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Spain
US Premiere
Topics: Drama, Latino, Romance
Program: New Voices/New Visions
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles

Awards: Cannes:ACID Award, Young Critics Award:Best Feature, Golden Camera San Sebastian:Horizontes Award

Rubén is a gruff and melancholy truck driver transporting a cargo of Acacia logs from Paraguay to Buenos Aires. He’s agreed to let a young woman, Jacinta, ride with him, but when she shows up with an infant child he is none too pleased, and they cross the border in an uncomfortable silence. Gradually, in the course of their journey, Rubén’s tough demeanor begins to thaw. First the adorable baby tugs at his heartstrings; then, in spite of himself, he starts to form a hesitant trust and a gentle, caring connection with the quietly dignified Jacinta, as they glimpse subtle hints of each other’s pasts. Director Pablo Giorgelli shows a remarkable confidence and mastery in his debut feature, allowing his story and characters to come to life simply and organically, with thoughtful but unshowy camera work by Diego Poleri. Giorgelli draws rich and lovingly-rendered performances from his outstanding leads German de Silva and Hebe Duarte, who evoke volumes of subtext with small gestures, inflection and body language. Winner: Camera D’Or, Cannes Film Festival

Director Pablo Giorgelli is expected to attend both the 1/10 and 1/11 screenings.

DIRECTOR: Pablo Giorgelli
Producer: Verónica Cura, Ariel Rotter, Alex Zito, Pablo Giorgelli
Editor: Maria Astrauskas
Screenwriter: Pablo Giorgelli, Salvador Roselli
Cinematographer: Diego Poleri
Music: Martin Litmanovich
Principal Cast: Germán de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Nayra Calle Mamani
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Urban Distribution Internatonal - www.urbandistrib.com

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