Juan Moreira (1973)

JUN 13

Juan Moreira (1973)

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

Juan Moreira  (1973)

6:30pm Thursday 13 June

Manning Clark Centre, Theatre 2, ANU

Tells the story of Juan Moreira, who is sent to prison for reclaiming his own rights. When set free, he decides to take justice into his own hands, forging his own path, leading to the persecution of those in power. While many others die, Moreira enlists with the troops of Alsina, resigning himself to accept their policies.. However, after being betrayed, he decides to join General Mitre instead. Through the political fighting, fraud and betrayal, Moreira realises that his only escape may well be death.

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 (105 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.