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New Argentine Cinema
3.7
679 Ratings

Balnearios

Directed by Mariano Llinás
Argentina, 2002
Documentary
  • Spanish
  • English
New Argentine Cinema

Synopsis

Lifeguards, luxury hotels from early XXth Century, mermaids, sea animals and sand castles gather in this labyrinthine essay. A “documentary” about balnearios, Argentine bath resorts and the idea of cities dedicated exclusively to idleness, empty along the winter months and crowded in the summer.

Our take

If Argentina’s festival presence is so prominent, it’s largely due to El Pampero, a group of rebellious, innovative filmmakers that have redefined low-budget cinema. This gem, full of irony and humor, inaugurates their work.

Balnearios Directed by Mariano Llinás

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