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UK PREMIERE El Hombre Robado + Introduction
Institute of Contemporary Arts
A black cat stares directly at the camera
El Hombre Robaldo, dir. Matías Piñeiro, Argentina 2007, 91 min., Spanish with English subtitles

In his exquisite feature debut, Piñeiro crafts a beguiling story about the exploits of a capricious young woman named Mercedes, who envelops herself in an intricate web of intersecting romances and complicated friendships. 

Drawing inspiration from Domingo Sarmiento’s magnum opus Facundo, Piñeiro playfully interweaves both the literary and the performative, crafting a rich and inventive exploration of the games we play in the name of love and truth. 

With its grainy 16mm black and white cinematography and its compelling portrait of impetuous youth, El Hombre Robado recalls the restless inventiveness of the early films of Nouvelle Vague stalwarts Jacques Rivette and Éric Rohmer, whilst simultaneously announcing the arrival of a filmmaker already forging his own distinct path.

This screening will feature an introduction from season curator Daniel Turner. 

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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