Argentine film “Trenque Lauquen” wins Best Latin Film at Cinema Tropical in New York – ContraRéplicaPuebla


The Argentine film “Trenque Lauquen”, directed by Laura Citarella, won the award for Best Latin American Film of the Year, at the 14th edition of Cinema Tropical in New York, an exhibition of Latin American cinema in the United States.

The story “Trenque Lauquen” is about a woman who disappears. Two men go out looking for her: they both love her. Why didn't he leave? Each of them has their own doubts, which they hide from the other, who – mysteriously – never becomes their rival.

No one is right, but is anyone right? This sudden escape is revealed to be the secret center of a series of fairy tales that the film skillfully weaves together: the secret of another woman's heart, one she also lost many years ago.

The mystery of life in a rural town, shaken by a supernatural event that no one seems to realize; The secret of the plain that continues to spread and devour everything, like the shadows that cover the world after sunset.

Best Director for Chile 76 by Manuela Martelli; Best Feature Film, “I Have Electric Dreams” by Valentina Morel, Costa Rica; Best Documentary: El Juicio, directed by Ulises de la Órden, Argentina, and Best Latin Film, USA, went to Story Ave, directed by Aristóteles Torres.

The Cinema Troical New York Award, given on January 9, rewards the stellar international reception of the film, which had its world premiere in the Horizons section of the Venice Film Festival.

Selected Best Latinx Film in the United States by Academy Award Winner Arlene Davila, founding director of the Latinx Project at New York University; Marangeli Megia Rabel is director of the Philadelphia Latino Arts and Film Festival (PHLAFF) and film programmer

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