Egyptian Theatre
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Fri, Nov 18, 2011
7:30pm
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ARGENTINA NEW CINEMA 2011
Double Feature! Los Angeles Premieres! Director Fernando Spiner In Person!
ABALLAY / NO RETURN
Co-presented by the Consulate General and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic in Los Angeles. Sponsored by LAN Airlines, Wines of Argentina and W Hollywood
Discussion between films with director Fernando Spiner.
Argentina's Official Oscar Submission!

ABALLAY
ABALLAY: EL HOMBRE SIN MIEDO
2011, 100 min, Argentina, Dir: Fernando Spiner

Gaucho Aballay (Pablo Cedrón) brutally kills a man during a routine highway hold-up. When he sees the shattered and terrified look on the face of the murdered man's young son, Julián, hidden during the attack, Aballay resolves to change his criminal ways. Ten years later, the gaucho has become a mysterious local saint, forever mounted on a horse as penance for his earlier deeds. A grown-up Julián (Nazareno Casero) materializes in town seeking revenge for his father's death, with pictures sketched from his memory of the murderous culprits. Julián's relationship with his father's murderer becomes more complex than he bargained for when predatory psychopath El Muerto (Claudio Rissi) forces him to seek Aballay's protection. "An homage to both Argentina's gaucho culture and the brutal oaters of Sam Peckinpah and Walter Hill, ABALLAY is raw, surreal and memorable… broodingly intense, fierce and visually dazzling… Helmer Fernando Spiner brilliantly makes his point about the violence that underpins both Argentinean and American popular culture. " – Variety. In Spanish with English subtitles.


NO RETURN
SIN RETORNO
2010, 104 min, Argentina, Dir: Miguel Cohan

After narrowly escaping being run over by a ventriloquist, Pablo (Agustín Vasquez) is the victim of a hit-and-run by teenagers Matiás (Martín Slipak) and Chaucha (Felipe Villanueva). The bad situation spirals out of control as Matiás concocts a story that his car was stolen, meanwhile nervously hearing reports that Pablo has gone into a coma, and as Matiás' father (Federico Luppi) inadvertently stirs up TV interest when he goes looking for witnesses to the falsely reported crime. In filmmaker Miguel Cohan's debut feature from the producers of THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES, the common cinematic trope of a pivotal car accident is given sensitive and intriguingly unpredictable treatment, resulting in a critically lauded, understated thriller. Nominated for six Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina Awards, and winner of Best First Work and Best Supporting Actor (Slipak). In Spanish with English subtitles.


Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Nov 18, 2011 • 7:30pm
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Director Sergio Teubal In Person! Los Angeles Premieres!
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