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Las Acacias
 
 

Directed by Pablo Giorgelli, Argentina 2011
96 mins. Spanish dialogue with English sub-titles

WINNER : CAMÉRA D'OR AT 2011 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

 
Summary:
 

Sometimes the simplest stories are the most moving. Ruben, a lonely middle-aged truck driver, hauls lumber from Paraguay to Buenos Aires. As a favour he agrees to give a lift to Jacinta who, to his dismay, brings along her baby. From this simple premise first-time director Pablo Giorgelli builds a little masterpiece of understated emotion with a conclusion which will warm the coldest of hearts.

A huge success in South America, Las Acacias was also a big hit at the London Film Festival.

 
What the Critics say:
 

"Exhilarating and moving. This is a very satisfying love story."  (Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian)


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