ANIMAL
2018, Film Factory Entertainment, 112 min, Argentina, Dir: Armando Bo

BIRDMAN’s Oscar-winning writer directs a wickedly ironic thriller that was a big box office hit in Argentina with more than a half-million admissions. Antonio (THE CLAN’s Guillermo Francella) has the perfect life: a loving family, a good job and a nice house. But that bubble bursts when he finds out he’s in urgent need of a kidney transplant. Antonio has always been a by-the-book kind of guy, but when all legal means for obtaining a kidney fall through, he turns to the black market, where he’s forced to the moral edge by a couple who put his desperation to the test.


THE LAST ELVIS
EL ULTIMO ELVIS
2012, 91 min, Argentina, Dir: Armando Bo

John McInerny gives a knockout performance as Elvis impersonator Carlos Gutierrez, who lives in a pocket of Buenos Aires peopled by similarly obsessive Gene Simmons, Barbra Streisand and you-name-it lookalikes and spends his every waking hour crooning, strutting and pelvic-thrusting like the King. Naturally he's become estranged from his family, but when wife Alejandra (Griselda Siciliani) is in a dire car accident, Carlos somehow must reintegrate himself into the world of the living and learn to be a father to his tellingly named daughter Lisa Marie (Margarita Lopez). Directed by first-time filmmaker Armando Bo, co-screenwriter of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's BIUTIFUL. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Best World Cinema - Dramatic at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles.


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