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All In to open UK-Argentine festival

The Ritzy cinema, Hackney Picturehouse and Cineworld Haymarket will feature 10 new films from and about Argentina.

The Argentine Film Festival will launch its second edition across three venues in London from April 17-21.

The Ritzy cinema, Hackney Picturehouse and Cineworld Haymarket will feature 10 new films from and about Argentina. Each feature will be preceded by a short music film from an Argentine director.

Added this year is the Nuevos Talentos section which will showcase five short films by the country’s young directors on April 20 at the Hackney Picturehouse.

Opening the festival with its UK premiere on April 18 at Ritzy cinema will be Argentine director Daniel Burman’s newest comedy All In [pictured], featuring Oscar-winning musician and actor Jorge Drexler.

The four other films premiering will be The Lost World Cup (Lorenzo Garzella, Filippo Macelloni), Sadourni’s Butterflies (Dario Nardi), Mount Bayo (Victoria Galardi) and The Ways of Wine (Nicolás Carreras).

Other features being shown during the festival include Sofia Turns 100 (Hernán
 Belón), The Man Next Door (Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat), White Elephant (Pablo Trapero), Villegas (Gonzalo Tobal) and The Dead Man and Being Happy (Javier Rebollo).

“While some of the film’s subjects, such as football and wine, will be readily associated with Argentina, there are also a few surprises in store, especially with the new music shorts we’re introducing, and the features that explore some of the lesser-known parts of Argentina,” said festival director Sofia Serbin de Skalon.

For the full festival schedule and detailed program information, head to www.argentinefilmfestival.com

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