Films From the South #11: Carancho (Argentine/Chile/France/S. Korea 2010)

Carancho is directed and part-written by Pablo Trapero whose 2002 film El bonaerense achieved a wide international release. It’s a mainstream crime thriller of the kind that Argentinian Cinema does very well and it stars the most recognisable Argentinian actor for international audiences, Ricardo Darin. In Spanish, ‘carancho’ refers to various birds of prey and… Read More Films From the South #11: Carancho (Argentine/Chile/France/S. Korea 2010)

Films From the South #7: Aballay (Aballay, el hombre sin miedo, Argentina/Spain 2010)

I saw Aballay immediately after the Malaysian film The Year Without a Summer. It’s a very different kind of film. It was also introduced in Norwegian – and in English – by someone I took to be Argentinian, who explained that it was a ‘gaucho film’, a kind of Argentinian Western set in Tucumán province.… Read More Films From the South #7: Aballay (Aballay, el hombre sin miedo, Argentina/Spain 2010)