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Las Acacias

Las Acacias
  • 2011
  • Argentina/Spain
  • 86 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Pablo Giorgelli
  • Written by: Pablo Giorgelli/Salvador Roselli
  • Cast: Germán de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Nayra Calle Mamani
  • UK release: 2 December 2011

Minimalist Argentinean road movie about a middle-aged truck driver (da Silva) who gives a lift to a young indigenous woman (Duarte) and her baby daughter, and the bond that slowly develops between them. Beautifully naturalistic performances and Giorgelli's sensitive direction prove that less can certainly be more.

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Las Acacias

8 Nov 20114 stars

Low-key and sparing Argentinean film illustrates how less can be more

(12A) 86 mins In the renaissance of South American cinema during the last 15 years, the road movie has been embraced by numerous film-makers: think Walter Salles’ Central Station, The Motorcycle Diaries and the forthcoming Jack Kerouac adaptation On…

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