Argentine Film Festival

If you have a love for international movies (no, we’re not talking about the blockbusters from Hollywood), then you don’t want to miss out on the Argentine Film Festival at The Bioscope. 

What Is It?

Love movies? Well, how about Argentinian movies? If you haven’t experienced it, this is a must. Now is your chance with the Argentine Movie Festival. The Bioscope and The Embassy of Argentina in South Africa, proudly present this special selection of contemporary Argentinian Cinema, taking place over three days. All screenings are FREE of charge courtesy of the Embassy.

20 April 2018: 19:00

Wild Tales

Directed by: Damián Szifron

Vulnerable in the face of a reality that suddenly shifts and becomes unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization and barbarism.

21 April 2018: 16:00

The Long Night of Francisco Sanctis

Directed by: Andrea Testa, Francisco Marquez

Buenos Aires, 1977. The military dictatorship governs the country. Office clerk Francisco Sanctis leads a quiet life with his wife and two children. His routine is upset one afternoon when Elena, an old friend he hasn’t seen for 20 years, calls unexpectedly and tells him she wants to see him.

21 April 2018: 18:00


Directed by: Gustavo Taretto

Martín and Mariana are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don’t notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together.

21 April 2018: 20:00


Directed by: Nicanor Loreti

Tordo works as a night doctor at the Paroissien Hospital along with the nurse on duty, Nilda, a woman of 50 who believes in God and good manners. Tordo is used to work several days without sleeping, covering the shifts of the other doctors in exchange for money, his life is grey and without apparent future. But everything changes when a band of colorful characters, an unconventional Argentinean Justice League, brings to the Hospital “El Nafta Super”, a famous criminal in the area who has been badly wounded.

22 April 2018: 17:00

The Man Next Door

Directed by: Mariano Cohn

A small incident over two neighbours common wall sparks a conflict which affects the intimacy of the view over the chimney; the protagonist sparks a conflict and with paranoiac obsession destroys everyday life.

22 April 19:00

The Fish Child

Directed by: Lucía Puenzo

Affluent Lala and impoverished Guayi, her Paraguayan maid, are determined to pursue their romance despite overwhelming disparities in class and status.

When Is It?

Friday, 20 April 2018 – Sunday, 22 April 2018.

Where Is It?

The Bioscope, 286 Fox Street, Maboneng, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?


For More Information

For more information about this festival, visit

2018-04-20 00:00:00 2018-04-22 18:00:00 Africa/Johannesburg Argentine Film Festival The Bioscope, 286 Fox Street, Maboneng, Johannesburg

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