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U.S. Premiere of WINTER HOUSE About Writer Mario Bellatín

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

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

U.S. Premiere
Co-presented by McNally Jackson

“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'

Earlier Event: September 20
Latino Films at the Urbanworld Film Festival
Later Event: October 4
NYC Release of CHAVELA