Films from Argentina and beyond

Maradona filmLaunched eight years ago, the Argentine Film Festival London has rounded up a selection of online platforms showing Argentine and other films from around the world – many of them available free – to enjoy at home …


CINE-AR offers free film and TV content. Created by Argentina’s National Film Institute (INCAA), it has more than 700 hours of content. Previous Argentine Film Festival classics available include Pablo Giorgelli’s Cannes winner Las Acacias (2011), Gonzalo Tobal’s Argentine road movie Villegas (2012), and Nicolás Carreras’ entertaining Malbec documentary Ways of Wine (El camino del vino, 2010).


Curzon Home Cinema is the digital arm of Curzon Artificial Eye, the independent UK cinema chain and distributor of arthouse and world cinema titles. These include recent Oscar-winner Parasite (Bong Joon-ho), and Argentine Film Festival favourites The Clan (Pablo Trapero) and Wild Tales (Damián Szifron). Also on offer is Diego Maradona, directed by Asif Kapadia and nominated for the 2020 BAFTA Best Documentary. Based on 500 hours of footage from Maradona’s personal archive, it follows him as he arrives at Naples in 1984 to lead the club to their first ever title and to endure seven years of football and personal chaos.

Register with Curzon Home Cinema to get one free film.


MUBI is a platform for arthouse and independent cinema, with a new film added each day and only 30 films available at any one time. Current top picks include Albertina Carri’s Sisters of Fire (Argentina, 2018) along with Kleber Mendoza Filho’s classic Neighbouring Sounds (Brazil, 2012) and futuristic survival thriller Bacurau (Brazil, 2019).

To celebrate the release of Bacurau, MUBI has partnered with Sounds and Colours – a website, print publication and record label dedicated to Latin American music and culture – to offer films for free.


The British Film Institute (BFI) has thousands of films available –some free – from its archive and those of its partners. It is offering a 14-day free trial subscription then £4.99 a month – cancel any time. Among the offerings is Theatre of War (Teatro de guerra, Lola Arias, Argentina 2018) in which six veterans from the Malvinas/Falklands conflict grapple with remembering a difficult past in a debut film from Argentine writer, musician and director Lola Arias.


The International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA), Amsterdam, has many documentaries free to watch. It offers “an alternative to mass entertainment and uniformity”. The platform includes the IDFA Collection, an opportunity to watch many of the films and documentaries that have been shown at the festival over the years. Currently there are 200 free films to watch for audiences outside the Netherlands, with six documentaries from Argentina, including Manuel Abramovich’s The Queen (La reina, Argentina, 2013).


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