Posted on April 1, 2011
Next Wednesday begins a new edition of the Independent Film Festival of Buenos Aires. The successful sale of tickets for another great season promises to public and critics.
"Cowboy" with Leonardo Sbaraglia and Esmeralda Mitre, opens the festival.
The 13th edition of BAFICI, which each year adds anything new beyond the strict billboard, and have a good indication of the advance ticket sales: 30,000 sold out before the start of the event (20% more than what happened in 2010).
These figures could translate to greater public confidence and finally take this as another good indication of the consolidation of the festival.
The truth is that the offer is vast and heterogeneous Festival. It consists of 325 films and more than 100 short. Competing will be 19 debut and second films. Among the new River Plate: "Norberto apenas tarde" Daniel Hendler first feature as director and "Student" a work of Santiago Mitre about college and politics.
From Europe, we can mention a certain expectation to the Romanian "Morgen" (in competition and addresses the life of an illegal immigrant Turkish) and "Essential Killing," the film by Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski won in the last Film Festival Mar del Plata.
To access the complete official program, this link . An interesting roadmap Diego Battle for the Nation, here .
It exhibits complete Metropolis
Another important feature this year is the full display of the classic German film "Metropolis" by Fritz Lang. The function will be April 12 at Teatro 25 de Mayo in Villa Urquiza.
The projection also crowned the impeccable restoration work performed from the Museum of Cinema Pablo Ducros Hicken after recovering film scenes that were believed lost. From this finding, widely applauded among film buffs Germans, we had already spoken in MV Experiences in November 2009.
About the Film Museum, during the BAFICI 2011, there will be interesting activities taking place there. Among the highlights, the projection of Argentine animated shorts ("Placido and sayings funny") and the presentation of "The Terrace" by Leopoldo Torre Nilsson.
To experience the BAFICI, always worth it.
The French "La LISIERE" will be screened on April 14.
Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
Posted on January 28, 2011
At the foot of Mount Fitz Roy, stands El Chalten, a wonderful town in the Patagonia Argentina which holds the record for being the curious younger people of the country.
Snow, mountains and diverse wildlife make up the natural environment of El Chalten, perhaps the youngest town in Argentina (founded in 1985). Here, where not permanently reside more than 500 people, every year travelers get attracted contingents of wild nature.
They call it the "capital of trekking" and is a perfect destination for those who want direct contact with nature. You can spot more than a hundred species of birds, among which highlights the Andean condor.
Just the "Mirador of the Condors" is one of the privileged places in the area. Be reached on foot from El Chalten and amen to get a great panoramic view of the village, from there you can see the impressive Fitz Roy, a hill into the sunset takes on a reddish color.
Other crossings recommended as suitable vehicles are the tour of the glaciers Viedma, Upsala and Moreno and expedition around Lake Desert, surrounded by an ancient forest of beech and ñires.
A young people
Founded on October 12, 1985, this young town began as an initiative to populate the region, which until a few decades was in dispute with Chile. El Chalten is named after the clouds that usually surrounds the summit of Fitz Roy (in tehuelche "Chalten" means "smoking mountain").
Located 220 kilometers north of El Calafate, you can arrive to El Chalten in different ways. From Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Bariloche and Puerto Madryn there are regular flights to El Calafate (and then complete the journey by land). Another possibility is to travel Route 40 from Bariloche to El Chalten through Perito Moreno (a total of 1340 kilometers).
Beyond these alternatives, the magical atmosphere of forests, mountain snow and justified, leftover, mileage.
Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
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Posted on December 2, 2010
The port, immigration and the life and work of Martin Quinquela have given this district of Buenos Aires a stamp unique identity.
As thousands of European immigrants (especially Spanish and Italian) left Afincando in Buenos Aires, especially in the neighborhood of La Boca, the humble wooden houses zinc and unexpectedly grew leading to the tenements. So unquestioned Linked to the harbor in La Boca everything has its history: the vivid colors of the houses, there are still capture the attention of travelers, because immigrants are explained leftover paint used to seize ships.
The uniqueness of the neighborhood (perhaps the most "typical Buenos Aires' San Telmo with ) would be strengthened later with the life and work of Quinquela, whose childhood and adolescence were spent in the early twentieth century in Argentina crossed by strong social changes .
Quinquela, born and raised in the port area, captured much of his experiences in a long list of paintings that few critics have questioned but most Argentines have chosen as representative of his country. From self-taught training, Quinquela Martin admits no pigeonholing: neither expressionism or impressionism or fauvism. In any case, his was an exuberant attempt to capture the bustling port city, with its lights and shadows.
La Boca, which also gives its name to the largest Argentine football team (with River Plate) offers travelers more than an interesting route. The obvious attraction that provides for lovers of photography, we add a craft fair in Vuelta de Rocha (Av. Pedro de Mendoza) and "Caminito", a pedestrian promenade that serves as a meeting place for artists of all specialties .
Every day from 10 to 18 hours can be visited both Boca Stadium as outdoor fairs. The Museum Quinquela Martin , with more than 1000 pieces on display, open Tuesday to Sunday between 10:30 and 17:30 hours.
Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
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Posted on October 27, 2010
Amidst the plains of Buenos Aires, dozens of stays open their doors to visitors who want to breathe the air serene "pampa" Argentina and evoke its past greatness.
Although foreigners coming to Argentina seem to have put their preferences on Buenos Aires (the city) and other destinations and classic (Iguazú Falls to Patagonia snow), there is a countryside increasingly geared to tourism.
The province of Buenos Aires, a plain the size of Italy, is a huge territory where converge livestock and agricultural activities in the country (its maximum wealth) with the traditions inherited from a less interesting story.
Many ancient and sumptuous stays where he built up the country's agricultural profile were converted to high-level accommodations. Visiting these places not only provides an "escape" the stress and dizziness own urban centers. It also gives an idea of how your life was rich landowning class from other eras, which imported luxury items from Europe and lived in harmony with artistic innovations that came from across the Atlantic.
Not far from the city of Buenos Aires, the towns and cities of Luján (70 km), San Antonio de Areco (113 km), canes (70 km) and Lobos (a100 km) offer some of the palaces most interesting field, with varied styles.
In Monona (Wolves), highlights its centennial town surrounded by palm trees and magnolias while in The Cinacina (Areco) evokes primitive surroundings also "pay boy" of Georges Braque, man gaucho literature emblematic of Argentina.
Something more distant, Tapalqué (280 km), we find "La Margarita", a stay which dates back to 1870, by the grace of French Enrique Forgues. Here is a full service lodge and include recreational activities such as horseback riding.
In the infinite horizon of "the Argentina pampas", there are many more alternatives for those who want to discover the increasingly dynamic rural tourism in Argentina.