Cervantes Institute In Athens Presents Films From Ecuador and Argentina

The Cervantes Institute of Athens, in cooperation with the Argentinian and Ecuadorian Embassies in Greece, will be presenting a new series of 5 film productions from the two Latin American countries.

The screenings will take place on January 17, 24 and 31, and February 7 and 14, at 18:30 and 20:15 at the Events Venue of the Institute (Metropolis 23). All films have Greek subtitles and admission is free.

However, if seating is full in the venue, no one will be allowed to enter the room.

Screenings Programme:

17.1. Que tan lejos (How much further) – Equador, 2006, 92min., director Tania Hermida. Esperanza and Tristeza both have to get to Cuenca. However, due to an unlucky turn of events, the bus they are on gets delayed due to a worker strike. Taking their journey into their own hands, they decide to hitchhike to Cuenca. Along the way they meet interesting characters who help them re-evaluate the purpose of their journey.

24.1. Paella con Aji – Ecuador/Spain, 2007, 80min. director Galo Urbina.
Young Wuaman from Ecuador visits his friend Coco in Spain, who is supposedly leading an easy life there. Wuaman gets a job and finds himself torn between two women, Hacienda from Ecuador and Andrea from Spain. The movie is about communication between people from Latin America and Spain.

31.1. El Otro (The Other) – Argentina, 2007, 82min. director Ariel Rotter
Arriving in a distant town, a businessman decides to take the identity of a passenger who died during the bus trip.

7.2 Nacido y Criado (Born and Bred) – Argentina, 2006, 100min. director Pablo Trapero

In Patagonia, a successful interior designer’s life falls apart after he suffers a horrific accident.

14.2 La Camara Oscura – Argentina/France, 2008, 85min. director Maria Victoria Menis
In the late 19th century a girl is born in Entre Rios, who does not match the beauty standards of the local community. Her family believes she will turn into an unimportant woman as she grows up, but she still finds beauty in the small details of life.