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Días de vinilo / Days of Vinyl

Directed by Gabriel Nesci

Argentina, 2012

Cornerhouse, 9 March 2014

Días de vinilo / Days of Vinyl

The film is a well-constructed comedy, altogether very amusing and enjoyable, and follows four friends bonded by a love of music.

We see them coping with various crises, none too serious and none too successfully.  One fellow, for example, is a John Lennon lookalike in a Beatles tribute band and finds himself increasingly attracted to a beautiful Japanese girl (initials Y.O.).  He fears this will lead to a break up of the band.  When they wake up together in an all-white bed, that’s the clincher.

A light comedy with lots of excellent performances and many deft touches – that’s the headline.  And it was good to see Inés Efron, one of my favourite Argentine actresses.  She played an ebullient, slightly kooky young woman – as she so often does.

Días de vinilo is showing again on Wednesday the 19th and is part of Viva, the Spanish and Latin American Film Festival.

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