Tuesday, Sept 12 at 8:00 PM
The Cinematheque

Director: Santiago Mitre
Argentina | 2022 | Spanish with English subtitles | 140 min | Political Thriller

Sliding Scale Tickets:
$13 / $15 / $18 / $21

Plus $3 VLAFF Membership required

Presented with the support of the Consulate General of Argentina in Vancouver

Argentina, 1985 is inspired by the true story of Julio Strassera (masterfully portrayed by Ricardo Darín), Luis Moreno Ocampo, and their young legal team of unlikely heroes in a David-vs-Goliath battle to prosecute the leaders of Argentina’s bloodiest military dictatorship against all odds and in a race against time to bring justice to the victims of the Military Junta.

Winner of the 2023 Golden Globe for Best Picture – Non-English Language
Nominated for the 2023 Academy Award for Best International Feature Film

There’s a fair bit of Hollywoodised emotion in this true-life courtroom drama, but it is managed with terrific flair and heartfelt commitment, and Ricardo Darin gives a wonderful performance in the lead: witty, wry, careworn but idealistic... It’s a forthright, muscular and potent movie.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian