The Embassy of Argentina presents a movie series dedicated to award winning movies and filmmakers. On November 9 the movie “The Truce” by Sergio Renán will be screened. It was the first Argentine film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1975. In Spanish with English subtitles. Free.
November 9, 2017
At 6:30 PM
Embassy of Argentina
1600 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(M) Dupont Circle
Ubicaciones por orden de llegada.
La Tregua (1974)
Director: Sergio Renán
Running time: 108 min.
Cast: Héctor Alterio, Ana María Picchio, Luis Brandoni, Aldo Barbero, Cipe Linkovsky, Carlos Carella.
1975 nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
“The Truce” is a 1974 Argentine film directed by Sergio Renán and co-written with Aída Bortnik, based on the eponymous novel by Mario Benedetti. The film opens on Martín Santomé's (Héctor Alterio) 49th birthday, a widower and the father of three children: the eldest, the embittered Esteban (Luis Brandoni); the caring middle-child Blanca (Marilina Ross) and Jaime (Oscar Martínez), a closeted homosexual. He goes to work thinking they have forgotten his birthday, and once at the office, he assigns two new employees to their jobs: the effeminate, nervous Santini (Antonio Gasalla) and the young Laura (Ana María Picchio), with whom he soon develops a bond.