A PLACE CALLED

LOS PEREYRA

About the film

Synopsis

“One of the best documentaries to touch down in Toronto this year.” – Adam Nayman, AV Club

 

In the impoverished and extremely isolated region of Northern Argentina known as “El Impenetrable”, the children of a detached elementary school eagerly await a visit from their “Godmothers”, a charity mission from the city of Buenos Aires. When they arrive, life in the hamlet of Los Pereyra changes completely. Both delighted and bewildered, the children learn many things from their cosmopolitan visitors, including a glimpse of privileged life and, perhaps, a realization of their own poverty.

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Reviews

Reviews

“Intimate and poetic” Jennie Punter, Globe & Mail (09/07/2010)

 

“4 Stars. A resonant documentary” Norman Wilner, NOW (08/07/2010)

 

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Screening History

Screenings

Festivals:
RIDM Rencontres Internationales du documentaire de Montréal (Nov.2009)
IDFA International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (Nov.2009)
Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois (Feb.2010)
BAFICI Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente (April 2010)
Kiev International Film Festival (May 2010)
SANFIC Santiago International Film Festival (August 2010)
Calgary International Film Festival (September 2010)
Havana Film Festival (December 2010)
Uruguay International Film Festival (April 2011)
Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival (November 2011)
Boston Latino International Film Festival (November 2011)

 

 

Screenings:
March 24th, 2012 ­- Canadian Film Institute (Ottawa)
March 4th, 2012 ­- Vancity Theatre (Vancouver)
May 19th, 2011 – Cinéma Paralloeil (Rimouski)
April 8th, 2011 ­- Cinéma Cartier (Québec)

 

 

Theatrical runs:
August 18-29th, 2012 ­- Metro Cinema (Edmonton)
June 30th to July 12th, 2012 – (9 weeks!) ­ Projection Booth cinema (Toronto)
March 11-17th, 2011 ­ – Cinéma Parallèle (Montréal)
December 3-11th, 2010 ­ Winnipeg Cinematheque (Winnipeg)
July 9-12th, 2010 ­ Royal cinema (Toronto)

 

 

A PLACE CALLED LOS PEREYRA screens to 2000 Argentine students
Already in its 8th edition, ParanáMuestra (part of BAFICI’s itinerant circuit) offers free screenings to schools. This year, 2000 elementary and high-school students will attend the screenings and later, back in their classrooms, think about them and debate through specific activities. For more info please click here (in spanish)

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