Ritzy to host Argentine film festival

The Clan
The Clan

Brixton’s Ritzy cinema will be one of the hosts for the fifth Argentine Film Festival in London from 18 to 21 August.

The festival will feature the best contemporary films from and about Argentina, as well, say the organisers, as plenty of Malbec and special events.

It will open with the London premiere of The Clan, Pablo Trapero’s true-crime story of the seemingly respectable Puccio family, who in the early 1980s ran a lucrative family business kidnapping their wealthy neighbours for ransom. Trapero will be at the first showing on Thursday 18 August at the Curzon Soho.

The Ritzy will show The Clan the following day.

The Clan, is one of eight features to be screened at this year’s festival, including a special double bill of Trappero’s first two films: Crane World (Mundo Grua) and El Bonaerense presented by the director, as well as another chance to see his acclaimed Carancho starring Ricardo Darín.

Other features include the UK premiere of Ana Katz’s Sundance special jury award screenplay winner My Friend From The Park (Mi amiga del parque), and Érica Rivas (the bride from Wild Tales) in Ariel Rotter´s stylish character study Incident Light (La luz incidente), the multiple-Goya winning buddy dramedy Truman starring Ricardo Darín and Javier Cámara. Nico Casavecchia’s US-Argentine English language romantic comedy Finding Sofia will close the festival.