- The Lighthouse (film)
name = El faro
caption = Theatrical poster
producer = José Antonio Félez Jorge Rocca
Ingrid Rubio Ricardo Darín
music = Baby López Fürst
cinematography = Marcelo Camorino
Juan Carlos MacíasNacho Ruiz Capillas
distributor = Distribution Company
released = Argentina:
April 16 1998Spain: May 22 1998
runtime = 109 minutes
language = Spanish
amg_id = 1:309311
imdb_id = 0168749
"El faro" (English: "The Lighthouse") (1998) is an Argentine and Spanish
drama filmdirected by Eduardo Mignogna. The film is also known is Spain as "El faro del sur." [imdb title|id=0168749|title=El faro]
The screenplay was a collaborative effort of Graciela Aguirre, José Antonio Félez, Eduardo Mignogna, and Santiago Carlos Oves. It features
Ingrid Rubio, Jimena Barón, among others.
The film won numerous awards including the
Goya Awardsfor Best Foreign Film.
Argentinesisters, Memé and Aneta, are devastated when their mother dies in a fatal car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls move to Uruguayto stay with their aunts. The sisters often argue, but they are actually very close. Memé flirts but has no luck with boys because of her injury.
On their own now, Memé works as a waitress where she gets to know Andy (
Montevideo, they meet Dolores ( Norma Aleandro), a friend of their late mother. Memé's affair with a man complicates her relationship with her sister. Then Andy invites the pair to his seaside retreat, a lighthousewhere their rivalry continues.
The film opened wide in Argentina on
April 16, 1998. In Spain it opened on May 22, 1998.
It was screened in the United States at the Miami Hispanic Film Festival,
The DVD (USA & territories, plus Canada) of "El Faro" was released on
September 21 2004by Venevision.
Ingrid Rubioas Carmela (nicknamed Memé)
Jimena Barónas Aneta as a child
* Norberto Díaz as Fernando
Ricardo Darínas Andy
* Jorge Marrale as Miguel
Norma Aleandroas Dolores
* Boy Olmi as Richard
* Mariano Martínez as Javier
* Ina Casares as Angelita
* Florencia Bertotti as Aneta
* Alejandra Aleano as Dolores
* Roberto Vallejos as Michi
* Oscar Ferrigno Jr. as Priest
* Elcira Olivera Garcés as Encarna
* Carmen Renard as Conserje
Montréal World Film Festival: Best Actress, Ingrid Rubio, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Eduardo Mignogna; 1998.
Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Silver Condor, Best Actress ("Mejor Actriz"), Ingrid Rubio; Best Director ("Mejor Director"), Eduardo Mignogna; Best New Actress ("Mejor Revelación Femenina"), Jimena Barón; 1999.
Goya Awards: Goya, Best Spanish Language Foreign Film ("Mejor Película Extranjera de Habla Hispana"), Eduardo Mignogna, Argentina; 1999.
Oslo Films from the South Festival: Audience Award, Eduardo Mignogna; 1999.
Butaca Awards, Barcelona, Spain: Butaca, Best Catalan Film Actress ("Millor actriu catalana de cinema"), Ingrid Rubio; 1998.
* Montréal World Film Festival: "Grand Prix des Amériques", Eduardo Mignogna; 1998.
Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival: Golden Dolphin, Eduardo Mignogna; 1999.
* Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Silver Condor, Best Art Direction/Production Design ("Mejor Dirección Artística/Escenografía"), Abel Facello; Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía), Marcelo Camorino; Best Film (Mejor Película); Best Music (Mejor Música), Baby López Fürst; Best New Actress ("Mejor Revelación Femenina"), Florencia Bertotti; Best Screenplay, Original ("Mejor Guión Original"), Eduardo Mignogna, Santiago Carlos Oves, Graciela Aguirre, and José Antonio Félez; 1999.
* [http://www.cinenacional.com/peliculas/index.php?pelicula=2340 "El faro"] at the
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
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