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Mar del Plata

Directed by Ionathan Klajman and Sebastián Dietsch

Argentina, 2012

Cornerhouse, 16 March 2014

Mar del Plata

A comedy with a carload of Woody Allen-like flourishes.

Talking directly to camera.  Flashbacks to childhood and early life.  Abrasive social encounters.

The set-up too is pure Allen: two guys, their friendship long standing yet pretty precarious, have problems with the women in their lives.

Not that this Woody Allen influence is by any means a bad thing, for the film is immensely engaging and entertaining right up until the close.

A gem.

Mar del Plata is showing again on Saturday the 22nd and is part of Viva, the Spanish and Latin American Film Festival.