New Directors/New Films 2012

Las Acacias

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Las Acacias
Pablo Giorgelli, 2011
Argentina | 85min minutes

Director in person for Q&A at both screenings!

One of the discoveries of the 2011 Cannes Critics’ Week, this film takes a 900-mile trip from Asunción, Paraguay, to Buenos Aires in the company of Rubén, a gruff, taciturn truck driver, and the two illegal immigrants—a young woman and her newborn daughter—he is reluctantly transporting. Largely confined to the cramped space of the truck’s cab, Giorgelli’s camera gently observes the passing miles and the quiet, subtly evolving interaction of the trio. As their journey continues, Rubén gradually lowers his defenses and finds himself becoming unexpectedly attached to his passengers, one of whom, for 85 poignant, unforced minutes, is surely the most adorable tot you ever laid eyes on. Thank you to the Consulate General of Argentina.

Series: New Directors/New Films 2012

Venue: FSLC/MoMA

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