Sur (film)


Sur (film)

Infobox Film
name = Sur


caption = Theatrical poster
director = Fernando E. Solanas
producer = Fernando E. Solanas Envar El Kadri
writer = Fernando E. Solanas
starring = Susú Pecoraro Miguel Ángel Solá Philippe Léotard Lito Cruz
music = Astor Piazzolla
cinematography = Félix Monti
editing = Juan Carlos Macías
distributor =
released = 5 March, 1988
runtime = 127 minutes
country = Argentina
language = Spanish
budget =
imdb_id = 0094076|

"Sur" (English: "South") (1988) is an Argentine drama film written and directed by Fernando E. Solanas. The picture features Susú Pecoraro, Miguel Ángel Solá, Philippe Léotard, Lito Cruz, Ulises Dumont, among others. [imdb title|id=0094076|title=Sur.]

Following its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1988, "Sur" has collected a host of awards from prestigious international film festivals. "Sur" garnered its director, Fernando E. Solanas the Best Director at Cannes Award in 1988 and was nominated for the Palme d'Or in the same year.

Plot

Floreal is released from the prison prior to the end of military coup d'etat in 1983. He is estranged to his former life because of his last few years in prison and discovering that his wife cheated him he is not sure he wants to go back to his former life and family. Wandering through the night his former friend "El-Negro" appears in the dark. He is already killed during the military coup. But this night he has a special mission: to help Floreal to catch up and face with the past, what has happened when he was serving time in prison. El-Negro helps him to live through the important events happened in his absence. He confronts some people of importance to him as he wanders through the night while his wife is afraid he will never come back home. During the long night El-Negro helps him to get past with his anger, understanding how hard it was to stand such a controversial time and how military Coup crushed people's lives and even killing lots of them relentlessly. By the sunset, when El-Negro finally says he is ready now to go on with his life and he must be back now, Floreal discovers he must be strong and must continue his life where he left like his coup stricken country.

Cast

* Susú Pecoraro as Rosi Echegoyen
* Miguel Ángel Solá as Floreal Echgoyen
* Philippe Léotard as Roberto
* Lito Cruz as El Negro
* Ulises Dumont as Emilio
* Roberto Goyeneche as Amado
* Gabriela Toscano as Blondi
* Mario Lozano as Echegoyen
* Nathán Pinzón as Rasatti
* Antonio Ameijeiras as Peregrino
* Inés Molina as María
* Fito Páez as Marcelo
* Niní Gambier as Adela
* Chany Mallo as La mère de Floreal
* Susana Mayo as Cora
* Ricardo Alaniz as Arturito
* Luis Romero as Yacumin

Awards

Wins
* Cannes Film Festival:Best Director Award, Fernando Solanas (French: "Prix de la mise en scène"),Audience Award,Fernando Solana 1988.
* Flanders International Film Festival:Georges Delerue Prize,Astor Piazzolla
* Havana Film Festival:Grand Coral - First Prize,Fernando Solanas

Nominations

* Cannes Film Festival:Golden Palm,Fernando Solana

External links

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* [http://www.cinenacional.com/peliculas/index.php?pelicula=2075 "Sur"] at the cinenacional.com sp icon


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