La ventanala Ventana Antonio Larreta in the Countryside
The Window
Carlos Sorín
Argentina, Drama, 2008
85 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


It is a significant day for 80-year-old Antonio—after an absence of many years, his estranged son is coming to visit. All must be perfect. There will be a toast with special champagne, an embrace, warm words that may finally bridge the gap between them…but before all that, Antonio must wait. Bedridden, he looks out his window at the Patagonian landscape and sees light and life, the past and the present, while sensing Ma del Carmen Jimenez, Antonio Larreta, Emilse Roldanthe future. He decides to secretly leave the house, unseen by his faithful caretakers, to take what might be a last walk in his fields, breathing the air, treading the earth, inhaling the scent of the land that had been his life. What might otherwise seem like insignificant memories or moments in one’s life take a special, beautiful meaning and weight in this poetic, humanistic film.

 

All audiences

Regal Metropolitan, Friday April 24, 6 PM

Regal Metropolitan, Monday April 27, 4 PM

 

 

 

In 1986, Carlos Sorín made his first theatrical motion picture, La película del rey, a film for which he was awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival and the Goya for Best Foreign Film, among many other awards. After deciding to dedicate his time to making commercials, Sorín returned in 2002 with Historias mínimas and in 2004 with Bombón el perro, both critically acclaimed, award-winning films. In 2008, Sorín directed La ventana and Ringo, a boxing movie.

 

la_ventana_pProducer: José María Morales
Screenwriter: Carlos Sorín, Pedro Maizal
Cinematographer: Julián Apezteguia
Editor: Mohamed Rajid
Music: Nicolás Sorín
Cast: Antonio Larreta, María del Carmen Giménez, Emilse Roldán, Roberto Rovira, Alberto Ledesma