Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Sat, Dec 1, 2018
7:30pm

ARGENTINA: NEW CINEMA 2018
Double Feature!
MY MASTERPIECE / THE LAST SUIT
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Consulate General and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic in Los Angeles
Discussion following MY MASTERPIECE with composer Emilio Kauderer.
MY MASTERPIECE
MI OBRA MAESTRA
2018, 100 min, Argentina, Dir: Gastón Duprat

This wonderfully entertaining look at friendship pairs cranky, past-his-prime painter Renzo Nervi (Luis Brandoni) with his longtime dealer, Arturo Silva (Guillermo Francella), who is quite willing to cut ethical corners to keep his gallery running - even if it involves murder. Screenwriter Andres Duprat (the director’s brother and frequent collaborator) clearly knows the art world well and Cristina Nigro’s production design is fittingly eye-catching. “The actors are clearly having a ball. … The chemistry between the two men is completely believable, with their long-term relationship often complicated by matters of art and commerce.” - Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter.


THE LAST SUIT
EL ÚLTIMO TRAJE
2017, 91 min, Argentina, Dir: Pablo Solarz

At 88, Abraham Bursztein (Miguel Ángel Solá) is being pushed into a retirement home by his kids, who disagree on how to handle his fading health. A Holocaust survivor, Abraham isn’t about to quietly fade away - he plans a secret one-way trip to Poland, where he hopes to find the Christian friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II. Along the way, he meets characters who both help him and need his help; a standout among these is iconic Spanish actress Angela Molina, who plays the proprietor of a Madrid hotel. With its klezmer-driven score, evocative cinematography and fleet pacing, this late-in-life road movie is comedic and poignant in equal measure.


Both films in Spanish with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Dec 1, 2018 • 7:30pm

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