An Argentine filmmaker in La Rochelle

This year, FEMA is delighted to host one of the most promising young Argentine filmmakers of his generation.

Born in 1986 in Buenos Aires, Benjamín Naishtat studied at the University of San Telmo, Buenos Aires, then art school in Le Fresnoy, France. After several noted short subjects, his feature film History of Fear introduced him at the 2014 Berlinale.

He came to FEMA in 2019 to present as a Premiere his film Rojo, winner of top awards at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, a stinging burlesque thriller set in 1975 Argentina just before the military coup.

For this in-person tribute, we will be showing his four feature films, including El Movimiento (2015, not released in France) and his latest film, El Profesor, a joyous philosophical comedy codirected with María Alché, a premiere screening before its theatrical release on July 3.

This announcement is an opportunity for us to amplify and broadcast a message from Acid, SRF and ARP in support of Argentina’s cinema, now endangered by a bill threatening its continued public funding:
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