East End Film Festival returns with Argentine focus

The Last Elvis film

The East End Film Festival is focusing on Argentine films.

The East End Film Festival is back with an eclectic selection of films from around the world – and a special focus on Argentina.

The EEFF began yesterday, 25 June, and continues until 10 July, with more than 70 film screenings around the east end, at venues including the Rio Cinema, Genesis, the Barbican, Stratford Picturehouse, and Rich Mix.

This year’s special focus is on Argentine cinema, with six films and a session of short films on display:

“Following Armando Bo’s dark comic drama The Last Elvis [above] taking the EEFF’s top award in 2012, Bo returns to the festival as the EEFF’s Director in Residence as the festival presents a phenomenal selection of films from new Argentine directors, including the extraordinary, mystical debut from Pablo Trapero’s screenwriting partner Alejandro Fidel, The Wild Ones; Jazmin Lopez’s Leones, Mariano Llinás’s mind-bending meta-thriiler Extraordinary Stories; a selection of Argentina’s most vital short films; and a special rescreening of El Ultimo Elvis.”

The festival will also be holding a series of talks and film-making workshops. For more information, see the East End Film Festival website.

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