ARGENTINA, 1985 – Review by Jennifer Green

Argentina’s nominee to this year’s International Feature Film Oscar, currently streaming on Amazon Prime, is an emotional tour-de-force, a film based on historical events whose dramatic tale is punctuated by both moments of humor and details of horrific human rights abuses that took place under that country’s military dictatorship and so-called “Dirty War,” between 1976 and 1983. The film is about the landmark trial that prosecuted the former president and military leaders for those abuses, ensuring democracy in Argentina

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, Feb. 16-22: WILD TALES

Opening Feb. 20, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Wild Tales, As AWFJ Movie of the Week panelist Sheila Roberts writes: “In his imaginative new film, Wild Tales, Argentinian writer-director Damián Szifron weaves six stand-alone, thematically connected shorts into a compelling feature about venting frustration and exacting revenge that’s funny and terrifying at the same time.  From road rage to political corruption to a deceptive lover, the outrageously subversive satire pokes fun at what happens when ordinary people are pushed to the limit by extraordinary circumstances that bring out the worst in them.” Read on…

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