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Argentina, 1985 (2022)

Opens on March 10

Director: Santiago Mitre Run Time: 140 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Alejandra Flechner, Carlos Portaluppi, Paula Ransenberg, Peter Lanzani, Ricardo Darín

Country: Argentina, United Kingdom, United States
Language: Spanish, English

About the film:

FIPRESCI Award, 2022 Venice International Film Festival

Argentina, 1985 (2022) was nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards. Celebrate Awards Season at the Film Center! Learn more here.

Inspired by the true story of public prosecutors Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo, who dared to investigate and prosecute Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship in 1985. Undeterred by the military’s still considerable influence within their fragile new democracy, Strassera and Moreno Ocampo assembled a young legal team of unlikely heroes for their David-vs-Goliath battle. Under constant threat to themselves and their families, they raced against time to bring justice to the victims of the military junta.

About the filmmaker:

Santiago Mitre is an Argentine film director and screenwriter. He wrote three critically acclaimed features films for Pablo Trapero — Leonera (2008), Carancho (2010), and Elefante Blanco (2012) — all official selections at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2011, he co-produced his first feature film as writer and director, El Estudiante (2011) which was awarded numerous prizes including Locarno’s Special Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Best Argentinean film 2011. In 2016, Mitre won the Havana Star Prize for Best Director for his second feature film Paulina (2015) at the 17th Havana Film Festival New York. He was named as a member of the jury of the International Critics’ Week section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Inspired by a true legal battle against a bloody dictatorship, his feature Argentina, 1985 (2022) was named one of the top five international films of 2022 by the National Board of Review, won the 2022 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and was nominated for Best International Feature Film at the 95th Academy Awards.

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