Matías Piñeiro’s feature film La princesa de Francia / The Princess of France (pictured) as named Best Film in the Argentinean competition of the 17th edition of BAFICI, Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival it was announced on Friday.
In Piñeiro’s third entry in his series of Shakespeare-inspired films, Víctor returns to Buenos Aires a year after his father’s death in order to reconquer the life he was forced to abandon. He brings a new project with him for his former theater company: a radio-play of Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, a play they had all worked on together before he left.
Also in BAFICI’s Argentinean competition, filmmaker José Celestino Campusano won the award for Best Director for his most recent film Placer y martirio. The film Idilio by Nicolás Aponter Aragon received a Special Jury Mention.
In the official competition, the Brazilian film Ela volta na quinta by André Novais Olivera was presented with a Special Jury Mention.
The 17th edition of BAFICI took place April in Buenos Aires.