The Director's Fortnight (Quinzaine des réalisateurs) in Buenos Aires

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On Wednesday, September 17th, 2008, Olivier Père, artistic director of the "Quinzaine des réalisateurs" (The Director's Fortnight), will be presenting this showcase, one of the most important events in the calendar of international festivals, composed of 44 films that account for the richness, risk and diversity of movie making.
The Quinzaine, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary, was born amid the political and cultural turmoil of May of '68, and from then on it keeps endorsing the free, independent, cinema, that goes beyond labels and frontiers.
This event is sponsored by: French Emabssy, Goethe-Institut, Cinémathèque Française, Austrian Film Commission, Cultural and Informative Center of the Embassy of Japan, and the Embassies of Austria, México and Portugal.
The films that will be presented are:

40 x 15. (France, 2008). Olivier Jahan.
De la guerre. (France, 2008). Bertrand Bonello.
Barravento (Brazil, 1961). Glauber Rocha.
Liverpool (Argentina-France-Netherlands-Spain-Germany). Lisandro Alonso
Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen (Germanyl, 1969-1970). Werner Herzog.
Acne (Uruguay - Argentina - Spain - México). Federico Veiroj
Invasión (Argentina, 1969). Hugo Santiago.
De la guerre (France, 2008). Bertrand Bonello.
Operai, contadini (France/Italy, 2000). Danèle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub.
Othon (Germany/France, 1969). Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet.
Die Plötzliche Reichtum Der Armen Leute Von Konbach (Germanyl, 1970). Volker Schlöndorff.
Gelegenheitsarbeit einer Sklavin (Germany, 1973). Alexander Kluge.
Fata Morgana (Germany, 1968-1970). Werner Herzog.
Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes; (Germany, 1972). Werner Herzog.
Los hijos de Fierro (Argentina, 1975). Fernando “Pino” Solanas.
Últimos días de la víctima (Argentina, 1983). Adolfo Aristarain.
La Mémoire courte (France/ Belgium, 1979). Eduardo de Gregorio.
Bug (United States, 2006). William Friedkin.
Anche libero va bene (Italy, 2006). Kim Rossi Stuart.
Celine et Julie vont en bateau (France, 1974). Jacques Rivette.
Faustrecht der Freiheit (Germany, 1975). Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Les amoureux (France, 1994). Catherine Corsini.
Samt el qusur (Tunicia/France, 1994). Moufida Tlatli.
Vale Abraão (Portugal/France, 1993). Manoel de Oliveira.
Petit arrangements avec les morts (France, 1994). Pascale Ferran.
La promesse (France/ Belgium, 1996). Jean- Pierre and Luc Dardenne.
Voyages (France, 1999). Emmanuel Finkiel.
Badkonake sefid (Iran, 1995). Jafar Panahi.
Kidzu ritan (Japan, 1996). Takeshi Kitano.
Der 7 Kontient (Austria, 1989). Michael Haneke.
Benny’s video (Austria, 1992). Michael Haneke.
Ma vie en rose (Belgium/France, 1997). Alain Berliner.
West Beyrouth (Lebanon, 1998). Ziad Doueiri.
Die Unberührbare (Germany, 2000). Oskar Roehler.
Japón (México/Germany/Netherlands/Spain, 2002). Carlos Reygadas.
Un oso rojo (Argentina/Spain/France, 2002). Adrián Israel Caetano.
Las horas del día (Spain, 2003). Jaime Rosales.
Tarnation (United States, 2003). Jonathan Caouette.
La question humaine (France, 2007). Nicolás Klotz.
Jude (Great Britain, 1996). Michael Winterbottom.
Buud Yam (Burkina Faso, 1997). Gaston J-M Kabore.
Ça brule (France/Switzerland, 2006). Claire Simon.
A fost sau n-a fost? (Rumania, 2006). Corneliu Porumboiu.
Honor de cavallería (Spain, 2006). Albert Serra.
La influencia (Spain/México, 2007). Pedro Aguilera.

To see the complete program and schedule, visit Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires website.

Dates: September 17 through October 15, 2008
Location: Sala Leopoldo Lugones. Teatro San Martin. Ave. Corrientes 1530
Tickets: AR$ 7. Students and Seniors: AR$ 4.

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