THE LAST SUIT
EL ÚLTIMO TRAJE
2017, 91 min, Argentina, Dir: Pablo Solarz

At 88, Abraham Bursztein (Miguel Ángel Solá) is being pushed into a retirement home by his kids, who disagree on how to handle his fading health. A Holocaust survivor, Abraham isn’t about to quietly fade away - he plans a secret one-way trip to Poland, where he hopes to find the Christian friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II. Along the way, he meets characters who both help him and need his help; a standout among these is iconic Spanish actress Angela Molina, who plays the proprietor of a Madrid hotel. With its klezmer-driven score, evocative cinematography and fleet pacing, this late-in-life road movie is comedic and poignant in equal measure.


SAFE PASSAGE
PASAJE DE VIDA
2015, 100 min, Argentina/Spain, Dir: Diego Corsini

Mario (Javier Godino) arrives at a Spanish hospital to find his father, Miguel (Miguel Ángel Solá), suffering from a degenerative brain disease and trapped in the past, desperate to find someone named “Diana.” Though Mario knows little of Miguel, he soon learns that his father was an Argentine activist who fled the coup in 1976, leaving behind his great love. Through flashbacks featuring Carla Quevedo and Chino Darín (as the young Miguel), this richly layered film becomes an effective mix of family drama and political thriller.


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