The award-winning film Argentina, 1985, starring Ricardo Darín and Peter Lanzani, will be available this Friday (until 11.59pm today) on the Prime Video platform, at no cost only for Argentina and with no subscription required. The reason is due to the commemoration of the National Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice.
The feature film by Santiago Mitra revolves around the restoration of democracy in Argentina and the Process of the Juntas of the last civic-military dictatorship, and focuses on the figures of the prosecutors Julio César Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo, played respectively by Darín and Lanzani.
Two weeks ago, the film entered the competition Academy Awards in the Best International Film category, after a long tour in various festivals around the world in which it won numerous prizes and awards. Among others, the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, the Goya Award for Best Ibero-American Film and the Audience Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival.
where else to watch it for free
Furthermore, again as part of the Week of Remembrance, numerous free screenings of the film Miter have been scheduled for this Friday 24 March.
As part of the Casas de la Historia y la Cultura del Bicentenario Program, promoted by the National Directorate of Cultural Innovation of the Secretariat for Cultural Development of the Ministry of National Culture, it can be seen in more than 800 locations throughout the country, in the Casas of the Bicentenary, in the Incaa Spaces and in the Digital Points.
On the other hand, continuing with the commemoration of 40 years of democracy which will be celebrated in 2023, an outdoor screening on the steps of the National Congress was also announced on Saturday 25 March at 8 pm.
The activity is formed part of the cycle Cinema and Democracy, the result of a cooperation agreement recently signed between the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (Incaa) and the Chamber of Deputies of the nation, whose objective is the promotion of a national cinematographic activity that stages democratic values.
Written by Miter himself and Mariano Llinás, as well as Darín and Lanzani, it is played by a large cast that includes, among others, Alejandra Flechner, Norman Briski, Laura Paredes, Carlos Portaluppi, Susana Pampín, Héctor Díaz and Claudio da Passano. died last January).
the world premiere
The film had its world premiere on September 3, 2022 in the official competition of the 79th Venice International Film Festival, where it won the FIPRESCI International Critics Award for Best Film, the first of many international awards. .
The film is set between 1984 and 1985, when the prosecution of the top military leaders who had governed Argentina between 1976 and 1982, for massive human rights violations, was thwarted by the Armed Forces. Therefore, the Federal Chamber proceeded to independently prosecute the accused soldiers and sent the case to the prosecutor Strassera.
With just four months to prepare the indictment and present the case in court and given the general refusal of the bailiff corps to join the team, for various reasons, Strassera and Moreno Ocampo assembled a legal team of young students to carry out the inquiry and present the prosecution in the historic trial, which finally took place in 1985.
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