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New Argentine Cinema
3.8
143 Ratings

Balnearios

Directed by Mariano Llinás
Argentina, 2002
Documentary
  • Spanish
  • English
New Argentine Cinema

Synopsis

Lifeguards, luxury hotels from early XXth Century, mermaids, sea animals and sand castles gather in this labyrinthine essay. A “documentary” about balnearios, Argentine bath resorts and the idea of cities dedicated exclusively to idleness, empty along the winter months and crowded in the summer.

Our take

We’re thrilled to launch a series dedicated to the New Argentine Cinema. If the country’s festival presence is so prominent, it’s largely due to El Pampero, a group of rebellious, innovative filmmakers that have redefined low-budget cinema. This gem, full of irony and humor, inaugurates their work.

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