BAFICI - 13th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema

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The tirteenth edition of the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival (BAFICI) organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, will take place from April 6 to April 17, 2011, under the artistic direction of Sergio Wolf.

In this new edition 426 international films will be screened in the 22 venues of the City of Buenos Aires that are hosting the festival. Some of the titles that make up this year's program are:
"Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today" (USA, 1948) by Stuart Schulberg, presented by the director's daughter, Sandra Schulberg;
"Football is God" (2010), Danish movie about Boca Juniors;
3D projections: "Cave of Forgotten Dreams", by Werner Herzog; "Pequeñas voces", by Jairo Eduardo Carrillo; and "Crisis letal" by Spanish Santiago Segura.
"Ponette" (1996), "Le Petit Criminal" (1990) and "Le marriage a trois" (2010), by Jacques Doillon.
"A letter to Elia", the latest documentary by Martin Scorsese, co-directed with Kent Jones, about the movie maker Elia Kazan, with the presence of Frances Kazan, his widower.
"El Bulli: Cooking in Progress", by German director Gereon Wetzel.
To mention just a few of the hundreds of outstanding films that will be presented during the Festival.

The opening of the Festival will be held again at the Teatro 25 de Mayo with the  world premiere of the Argentinian film "Vaquero", by Juan Minujin.  The closing of the Festival will be with the film "Nader and Nisim, a Separation" (2011), by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, winner of the Golden Bear in the 2011 Berlin Festival.
In this edition, the Festival continues with the Baficito Section successfully inaugurated in 2009 with programming dedicated to kids, with the premiere in Argentina of some outstanding films, lke: The Great Bear, by Esben Toft Jacobsen (Denmakr, 2011), Allez raconte!, by Jean-Christophe Roger (France/Luxembourg/Belgium, 2010); among others.
The national cinema will be present at this edition with a total of 42 feature films and 48 shorts, two of which participate in the International Competition.
The Open Air Cinema section will offer free screenings at Pasaje Carlos Gardel and Plaza San Martín de Tours.
The Modern Classics section continues, where great films restored in new copies will projected, like the complete version in 35 mm of "El Gatopardo" by Visconti (Italy/France,1963); "En el balcón vacío"(México, 1931) by Jomi García Ascot premiered at the MOMA; "The Bowler and the Bunnet", directed by Sean Connery; the Bolivian super production "Wara Wara", silent movie from the 30s directed by José María Velasco Maidana; and the restored version of the classic by Fritz Lang, "Metropolis", that will be projected accompanied by live music by trío Marcelo Katz. All with free entrance.

Tickets may be purchased in advance via the website www.festivales.gob.ar, or in person from 10am to 8pm at Casa de la Cultura (Av. De Mayo 575 PB) and the Hoyts Abasto. Also, since 6 April, the remainder will be available online or in person at the box offices of all the sites affected by BAFICI.

Venues:
ALIANZA FRANCESA DE BUENOS AIRES: Av. Córdoba 946
ARTEPLEX BELGRANO: Av. Cabildo 2829
ATLAS SANTA FE: Av. Santa Fe 2015
COSMOS-UBA: Av. Corrientes 2046
HOYTS ABASTO DE BUENOS AIRES: Av. Corrientes 3247
MALBA CINE: Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
TGSM - SALA LEOPOLDO LUGONES: Av. Corrientes 1530 Piso 10º
TEATRO 25 DE MAYO: Av. Triunvirato 4436

Special Events:
PASAJE CARLOS GARDEL: Anchorena and Jean Jaurés (Open Air screenings)
PLAZA SAN MARTÍN DE TOURS: Schiaffino y Posadas (Open Air screenings)
FUNDACION PROA: Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929

Tickets:
Online at www.festivales.gov.ar
Monday to Sunday, 10am to 8 pm: Casa de La Cultura: Av. De Mayo 575 (Closed April 2-5)
Hoyts Abasto: Av. Corrientes 3247
During the festival: at all the venues of the festival.
For more information, schedules and complete programs, visit BAFICI 2011 official website.

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