The first feature film from Argentine director Pablo Giorgelli has been a huge success. Las Acacias won the Caméra d’Or (Best First Film) at the 2011 Cannes Festival, the New Horizons Prize at San Sebastian and the Sutherland Award for Best Debut Feature at the London Film Festival recently.
The film is a slow-moving drama about truck driver Ruben and the mother and daughter that he agrees to give a lift all the way to Buenos Aires. What makes the film so special is the relationship that begins between the three main characters, with almost all of their relationship developing within the confines of the truck’s cabin. The fact that Giorgelli is able to entrance the audience while using so little plot or change of scenery is one of the reasons that this film has been receiving so many plaudits.
from 2nd December
In it’s opening week the film will be showing at these London cinemas:
You can see a full list of cinemas screening the film in the UK from it’s opening here.