Último recurso by Argentinian director Matías Zolanski will open the 24th edition of Bafici (Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival).
The world premiere of Último recurso by Argentine director Matias Zolanski at the Monumental Multiplex on Lavalle Street will open, on Wednesday, the 24th edition of Bafici (Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival), which will run until next Monday, May 1st.
More than 60 guests and nearly 250 films of the most diverse geographical and aesthetic origins will greet Pavichi this year, which will once again hold its usual three competitions (international, Argentine, avant-garde and genre), in addition to proposing different sections (arts and crafts; cinema about cinema; music and tracks; Special Nights) and previous reviews (Frenchman Clement Cogiteur; Indian Rajat Kapoor; Spaniard Norberto Ramos del Val).
Among other characteristics, this version includes the return of the car to the former sports city of La Boca in Costanera Sur and outdoor performances at the Eva Peron Amphitheater in Parque Centenario.
“Bavichi is always a festival that looks the same and at the same time changes every year. I think the peculiarity of this edition is that it is a festival of great novelty and a lot of exploration,” specifies the artistic director of the gallery. Javier Porta wins.
He added that “cinema” is much broader than what one sees on commercial billboards, but it is also what one is used to seeing in festivals, and this year we intend to move forward with things like a retrospective in Buenos Aires of an Indian director who comes to the country and brings seven films or one Documentary about teaching manuals in Japan in international competition”, to name a few of the wide range of proposals.
Pavichi is being held this year under the invitation and tribute to the film director Rafael Filippelli, who passed away last March 22, who was one of the prominent teachers of the new Argentine filmmakers from FUC and one of the most enthusiastic promoters of the festival since its inception in 1999.
In international competition there will be films from Japan, Spain, Russia, France, Chile, Hungary, the United States and Italy, among other origins, with three Argentinian films: Blondie, premiere as director Dolores Fonzi; The Saint, by Juan Agustín Carboneri; La Sodestada, written by Daniel Kasabi and Edgardo Delek, and starring Katya Aleman.