The Stolen Man


Film runs
Sat, Jul 13
Mon, Jul 15

The Stolen Man
El hombre robado | Matías Piñeiro, 2007
Argentina | Spanish with English subtitles | 91 minutes

New York Premiere! Filmmaker in person for Q&A!

Part of Latinbeat's spotlight on Argentinean director Matías Piñeiro.

Piñeiro’s sparkling debut film breathlessly follows a clever, capricious young woman as she carefully interweaves friends and lovers into an intricate web of secretive yet often unexpectedly compassionate games. Together with her best friend and fellow tour guide at a rival Buenos Aires historical museum, Piñeiro’s headstrong heroine attempts to tame the unpredictable course of her heart, eccentrically drawing inspiration from Sarmiento’s magnum opus, Facundo. With its grainy 16mm black-and-white cinematography, its political sub- and super-texts and its compelling portrait of impetuous youth, The Stolen Man recalls the alternately sober and sprightly nouvelle vague of Jean Eustache and Jacques Rivette. (Harvard Film Archive)

Series: Latinbeat 2013

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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