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U.S. Premiere of WINTER DAYS on Writer Mario Bellatín

  • Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Avenue New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

WINTER DAYS
(Invernadero, Gonzalo Castro, Argentina, 2010, 94 min. In Spanish with English subtitles)

U.S. Premiere

“A contemplation of the experimental one-armed Mexican novelist Mario Bellatín, a famed prankster who here engages with his daughter and friends (all fictional characters) in an interrogation of biography (itself a central conceit in Bellatín’s fiction).” —María Delgado, Sight & Sound

“Who is Mario Bellatín anyway? A contemporary Mexican novelist, translated all over the world? Captain Hook, and the father of a grown-up daughter? An acupuncture enthusiast? A Muslim who believes in reincarnation? A widow, who isn’t gloomy, but still hasn’t got over it? A robust plant in a winter garden? Answers – Yes, yes, yes – across the board. It is this entangled web of script threads, and more besides, that animates Gonzalo Castro’s film. [...] Bellatín gradually becomes no longer a witness of himself, an author held hostage by his exposed genius, but a character who is above all going about his daily life. That is what is key. A funny, unpredictable character, a dandy without a mirror, except when he shaves with his left hand.” –Jean-Pierre Rehm, FIDMarseille

Presented as part This screening is part of: 'If You Can Screen It There: Premiering Contemporary Latin American Cinema'