Two Argentinean Films Headed to Cannes


The Argentinean film Retratos salvajes / Wild Tales (pictured) by Damian Szifron has been announced this morning as the only Latin American film participating in this year's official competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

Szifron's film, starring Ricardo Darín, Leonardo Sbaraglia and Darío Grandinetti, is the first Argentinean film to compete at Cannes' official selection since 2008 when Pablo Trapero participated with Leonera and Lucrecia Martel with The Headless Woman

The Cannes Film Festival also announced the lineup for its Un Certain Regard section in which another Argentinean film will also be competing, Lisandro Alonso's Jauja starring Viggo Mortensen. Additionally, the documentary film The Salt of the Earth about the celebrated Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado will also be screened in the same section. The documentary is directed by German filmmaker Wim Wenders and co-directed by Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, the son of the photographer.

The 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will take place May 14-25 in France.

Watch the trailer for Damian Szifron's Wild Tales: