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Trenque Lauquen - Teil 1

Laura Citarella
Argentina, Germany 2022
128 min

Laura Citarella makes a poignant and whimsical entry into the ranks of New Argentine cinema with her latest, expansively narrated feature TRENQUE LAQUEN. Fans of Argentine directors such as Mariano Llínas and Alejo Moguillansky, who share the film’s screenwriting and editing credits respectively, will recognize the characteristic richly meandering storytelling, which draws on multiple quirky characters and a healthy dose of meta-humor and self-irony. In Part I, Laura (Laura Paredes, who co-wrote the script), the film’s protagonist, goes missing, sending her pragmatic jilted boyfriend and her stone-faced, yet infinitely sensitive co-worker on a quest to find her. Laura is a woman of two-pronged passions: a dedicated plant researcher, she becomes entranced with a story of a highly erotic and tormented love affair between a young female biologist and a married man. TRENQUE LAQUEN I takes viewers on a journey through the eponymous provincial municipality southwest of Buenos Aires, during which ordinary landscapes, understated pitstops and situations are turned into the stations of an engrossing mystery. At its heart lies the human yearning for the extraordinary: an existential discovery plot that could forever change our lives. (Ela Bittencourt)

In the presence of Laura Citarella.

Laura Citarella: CANCIÓN PARA ANA (2002, K), HISTORIAS BREVES 5 (2009), OSTENDE (2011), LA MUJER DE LOS PERROS (2015), BITÁCORAS (2021, TV-Miniserie)

  • Juliana Muras
  • Elisa Carricajo
  • Verónica Llinás
  • Laura Paredes
  • Laura Citarella
  • Yarará Rodriguez
  • Agustín Mendilaharzu
  • Ines Duacastella
  • Marcos Canosa
  • Miguel de Zuviria
  • Alejo Moguillansky
  • Gabriel Chwojnik
  • Laura Caligiuri
El Pampero Cine, Grandfilm


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