Sunday, June 5 | 4:00pm | AGO, Jackman Hall | 317 Dundas St W | $10 General Admission | $8 Student/Seniors with ID
The Spanish-speaking Southern part of our hemisphere stands out all by its own. With a rich and varied geography, this part of the world is defined by having a diverse climate, the mighty Andes, the Amazonian jungle, and by unique peoples and cultures.People from countries like Chile and Argentina have thrived throughout their history -even under adverse circumstances, to become great authors, musicians, and of course, filmmakers. This year, we at aluCine is proud to honor those two countries with a small sample of films that will give us a sneak peek into the peoples who truly inhabit el Sur.
Films In Program:
Actriz De Reparto / Supporting Actress
2015 • Argentina/Chile • 12’37” • Drama
A dangerous recipe: a handful of actresses, some loud music, alcohol, and a OUIJA board. Director Roberto Doveris part-fantasy, part-comedy, part-social commentary film excels on cinematographic resources to create a rare atmosphere in which a talented cast shows us what happens in a wild night in a small apartment somewhere in Argentina.
Histora de un oso / Bear Story
Gabriel Osorio Vargas
2014 • Chile • 10’ • Animation
Every day, a melancholy old bear takes a mechanical diorama that he has created out to his street corner. For a coin, passersby can look into the peephole of his invention, which tells the story of a circus bear who longs to escape and return to the family from which he was taken.
Awards / Selected Screenings: Bear Story is the 2016 Oscar Winner for Best Short Film (Animated)
Bear Story has won over 50 international awards, including:
"Best Animation" Palm Springs Shortfest, 2015 *Academy Award Qualifying
"Grand Jury Prize" Nashville Film Festival, 2015 *Academy Award Qualifying
"Best Animated Short" RiverRun Film Festival 2015 *Academy Award Qualifying
"Best Animated Short" CIFF, Cleveland Ohio, 2015 *Academy Award Qualifying
"Best Animation" DCIFF, Washington DC, 2015
"Best International Film", Little Big Shots, Australia, 2015
"Best Animation" AluCine Latin Film Festival, Canada 2015
"Junior Audience Award" HAFF, Holland, 2015
"Audience Award" Klik! Festival, Amsterdam, November 2014
"Grand Prize" Kuandu International Festival, Taiwan, September 2014
"Grand Prize" Animasyros, Greece, August 2014
"Best Children's Short Film" Animamundi, August 2014
"Best Art Direction", Animamundi, August 2014
"Best Shortfilm", SANFIC, Chile, October 2014
"Best National Short Film" Chilemonos, May 2014
Darcy is looking forward to celebrate his birthday, and there will be a surprise… for us! This candid short documentary by director Diego Frangi takes us to somewhere in rural Argentina, where a small town celebrates one of its most beloved inhabitants regardless of what he likes.
La Once / Tea Time
2014 • Chile • 70′ • Documentary
This Goya-nominated film by director Maite Alberdi introduces us to the beautiful world of a group of high school girlfriends that have maintained their ties for over sixty years. Now old and with long lives to reminiscence about, these ladies still meet once a month for afternoon tea. With no frills - besides the ones decorating the pastries, cupcakes, and cakes - we witness their candid and honest conversations where they speak about their youth, about their upbringing, their families, their struggles, their ailments, and their happy moments while keeping a cheerful perspective on life.With the kind of sisterly love that develops after so many years of friendship, the group could represent a sample of a whole generation of middle-class Chilean women that have been through changes in society, life, and their country, but who have always thrived.You will never forget the ladies from La Once!