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Argentina: Past and Present (2009)

Argentinian Cinema

The WU library owns 63 films of Argentinan cinema, and most of them have English sub-titles. Below is a link to one catalog record. Click on this link Motion Pictures, Argentinian. to find all of them.

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Title La ciénaga [videorecording] / Lita Stantic y Cuatro Cabezas Films SA ; a film by Lucrecia Martel ; produced by Lita Stantic ; screenplay and directed by Lucrecia Martel.
Published [United States] : Criterion Collection ; [Chicago, Ill.] : Home Vision Entertainment, 2005.
Description 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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 Olin Reserve 2 hour  PN1995.91.S7 C57 2005  
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Series Classic collection (Chicago, Ill.)
Note Special features: "Rey muerto" short film by Lucrecia Martel; director's statement; original theatrical trailer; liner notes by B. Ruby Rich.
Videodisc release of the 2001 motion picture.
Cast Mercedes Morán, Graciela Borges, Martín Adjemian, Silvia Bayle, Juan Cruz Bordeu, Daniel Valenzuela, Sofía Bertolotto, Andrea Lopez, Leonora Balcarce.
Summary Mecha, her husband Gregorio and their friends are spending another stifling day drinking and lounging around the filthy swimming pool of their crumbling summer estate when Mecha stumbles and is badly cut on her broken wine glass. On hearing the news, her less affluent cousin Tali marshals her own large family for a visit. The long, hot summer and crowded situation strain everyone's nerves and repressed family conflicts surface. An atmosphere of oppressive humidity and constant foreboding fill this commentary on the decadence, malaise and racism of Argentina's decaying elite.
System Details DVD, region 1, stereo.
Note In Spanish with optional English subtitles.
Subjects Upper class families -- Argentina -- Drama.
Problem families -- Argentina -- Drama.
Argentina -- Social conditions -- 1983- -- Drama.
Feature films -- Argentina.
Other Author Martel, Lucrecia, 1966- Author of screenplay, Director.
Stantic, Lita.
Morán, Mercedes, Actor.
Borges, Graciela, Actor.
Adjemían, Martín, Actor.
Bayle, Silvia, Actor.
Cruz Bordeu, Juan, 1970-
Valenzuela, Daniel, Actor.
Bertolotto, Sofía.
Lopez, Andrea.
Balcarce, Leonora, 1978-
Other Author Cuatro Cabezas Films S.A.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0780029712
Video Pub # CIE 010 Criterion Collection
OCLC # 57581295