TIFF '11 A major discovery in the city to city programme this year. 1969 pic from Hugo Santiago. A speculative pic imagining a group plotting against an invading force who may already be in power. Predates the military dictatorship but was perhaps warning of the possiblility as well. Amazing story by Jorge Luis Borges and Cassares. Super stylish b&w images with impeccable design and costume. A real find.
Eastern and European elements meet in this elegant film that never forgets its Argentine roots. Among the inspired characters; poets, ladies men, and Melville-esque samurai-gunmen trying to revolt against corrupt invaders. All superbly shot in a thinly veiled Buenos Aires. A sleeper with great poetic ideas by no less than Borges himself. Worthy of discovery and praise.