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INVASIÓN

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Directed by Hugo Santiago
Argentina, 1969
Drama
      Spanish
      English & 4 more

Synopsis

The city of Aquilea has fallen under siege by sinister forces. A group of middle-aged men, led by a somewhat older man, resolve to mount clandestine resistance to the invaders and defend their city. Meetings are held, maps are studied, strategies are proposed—but can the invasion really be overcome?

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Lost for years then rediscovered in 2004, the history of Hugo Santiago’s debut and its magical genre fluidity (is it an avant-garde crime thriller, a political sci-fi?) are the stuff of legend. Co-written by Jorge Luis Borges, who said it “may well be the first example of a new fantastic genre.”

Synopsis

The city of Aquilea has fallen under siege by sinister forces. A group of middle-aged men, led by a somewhat older man, resolve to mount clandestine resistance to the invaders and defend their city. Meetings are held, maps are studied, strategies are proposed—but can the invasion really be overcome?

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InvasiónDirected byHugo Santiago
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1969 | Directors' Fortnight
Locarno International Film Festival
1969 | Winner: International Jury Mention
2020

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