Crónica de un niño solo (Chronicle of a boy alone)

JUN 06

Crónica de un niño solo (Chronicle of a boy alone)

The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of the Argentine Republic presents the first Argentine film directed by the renowned film-maker Leonardo Favio:

Crónica de un niño solo (Chronicle of a boy alone)

6:30pm Thursday 6 June

Copland Lecture Theatre, ANU

Chronicle of a Boy Alone, tells the story of the bleak life of eleven-year-old boy Polin, living in the harsh confines of a state-run orphanage. Through the constant physical and emotional abuse, Polin and his fellow inmates manage to keep their hopes alive with optimistic talk of freedom and bold plans of escape. One day, when the opportunity finally arises, and Polin learns that freedom, too, has its price. It is considered to be one of the best Argentine films of all time.

Fuad Jorge Jury, commonly known as Leonardo Favio, was an Argentine singer, actor, film director and screenwriter.
He was one of the most successful Argentine singers in the 1960s and 1970s and also starred in many films, but is unanimously agreed to be one of the best Argentine movie directors of all time. In 2010, Favio was appointed Argentina’s Ambassador of Culture by national decree of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.
Favio died in November 2012 at the age of 74, but his film legacy in Argentina and the world, is sure to live on for many years to come.

The showing of the film (80 minutes) will be followed by light food and beverages through the kind support of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic.

The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.  Admission is free. No RSVP required.

This movie is recommended for viewers 18 years and over.