“Best ofCANNES”Camera d’Or & Young Critics Award WINNER!LAS ACACIAS
Directed by PABLO GIORGELLI/Argentina/2011/85mins.
With Germán de Silva, HebeDuarte, Nayra Calle Mamani
November 9-11, 13, 14 at 7pm
Rubén is a middle-aged Argentinian truck driver who, for years, has been transporting timberbetween Paraguayand Buenos Aires, Argentina . One day, at a truck stop, he picks up a young Paraguayan woman, Jacinta, whom he has agreed to take to Buenos Aires. To Rubén's surprise, Jacinta brings along her five-month-old daughter, Anahí. Gradually, as the miles go by, the two strangers, who barely speak at first, develop a warm friendship.
Best Latin American Film, San Sebastian Film Festival
Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall
1130 Washington Ave
Miami Beach 33139
“At the festival's annual awards ceremony, Terry Gilliam presented Argentine director Giorgelli with this year's Sutherland prize "for most original and imaginative feature debut." A tender, deeply moving film that takes audiences on a gentle journey to the heart of love, this soulful slice of slow cinema has already earned Giorgelli the Caméra d'Or andYoung Critics' awards at Cannes. Las Acacias also won the Premio Horizontes prize for Best Latin American Film at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, and a Film of the Year award at the 20th BiarritzFilm Festival. It is a worthy winner of this additional prize.”-CineOutsider, LondonFilm Festival