Argentina Will Have a Record-Breaking Presence at Cannes

Argentina will have a record-breaking presence at the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, as the Film festival has announced a fourth Argentinean title that will be premiering at the French Riviera. El ardor / The Ardor (pictured), the third feature film by Pablo Frendik, will be screened out of competition in the official selection.

The other three Argentinean titles that have been previously announced to premiere at Cannes were Damian Szifron's Relatos salvajes / Wild Tales in the official competition, Lisandro Alonso's Jauja in Un Certain Regard, and Diego Lerman's Refugiado in Directors' Fortnight.

In The Ardor, Mexican actor Gael García Bernal portrays a mysterious man who emerges from the Argentinean rainforest to rescue the kidnapped daughter (played by Brazilian actress Alice Braga) of a poor farmer after mercenaries murder her father and take over his property.