Image: cityscape from Wong Kar Wai's beautiful 2046 (2004).

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

TIFF's 2011 City to City Focus: Buenos Aires, the "city of tango, psychoanalysis and red meat"

After months of having to bite my tongue, I'm finally able to reveal that this year's City to City program at TIFF will feature the films and filmmakers of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Buenos Aires is a hotbed of filmmaking, with a new generation influenced by the Argentine New Wave of the early 2000s -- filmmakers such as Lucrecia Martel, Lisandro Alonso, Pablo Trapero (whose Crane World is a personal fave) -- but making their Bs As cinema very much their own. We will announce specific titles in August, after what will surely be months of hard decisions ahead of us (and a trip to the BAFICI festival in April.)

Read more in the press release on TIFF's site.

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