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Buenos Aires, March, 24th, 2017 (Arfecine). The 4th edition of Arfecine (the Religious Film Festival in Argentina) will soon be starting. The festival will take place in Buenos Aires, then will move to Tandil. In both cities, all the activities will have free entrance.
The line up of the Festival includes 19 high profile films, from Argentina, USA, Spain, France, Paraguay, Italy, Georgia, Germany, Israel, Finland and Mexico. Among those films, there will be a retrospective dedicated to Luis Buñuel and religion, thanks to the support of the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain and the Embassy of Mexico in Buenos Aires, and a dozen films not previously screened in Argentina. One of them is The Girl King, the vibrant and controversial film by the Finnish filmmaker Mika Mika Kaurismäki, that was part of the Official Selection at SEMINCI (Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid) and awarded at Montréal World Film Festival, presented as Argentinian Premiere.
The Director and Founder of the event, the film critic Pablo De Vita expressed his satisfaction for the attainment of the 4th edition: “We are very pleased to announce the definitive impact of the festival in the international circuit, based on the encounter with other Spiritual festivals from all around the world, that took place last November in Barcelona”, likewise he considered that the line up reaffirms the “high quality of a cinematography made as art, spirituality and thoughts”.
Agustín Neifert, member of SIGNIS-Argentina and famous film critic, will receive a Life Achievement award, and present for the first time his latest book: Signos Y Valores Espirituales En El Cine. Also, Graciela Garzelli will give a seminar on “films and spirituality”.
The 4th Religious International Film Festival (Arfecine) is held with the support of the Production Management of Asociación Cine Tandil, the co-organization of the Municipality of Tandil and the participation of Fundación Vocación Humana, Fundación Aldea de las Luces and Alianza Francesa, Institut Francais, and the Embassy of France in Buenos Aires; and the institutional support of the National Secretary of Worship; National Institute of Film and Audiovisual Arts of Argentina (INCAA), Commission on Children and Adolescents at Risk of the Archbishopric of Buenos Aires, and Seminario Rabínico Marshall T. Meyer; among other prestigious institutions. This Festival also counts with the collaboration of the Embassy of Paraguay, the Embassy of Spain and the Embassy of Mexico in Buenos Aires.