2011. Argentina. Sergio Teubal. 93 min.
New York Premiere
Saturday, January 14, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2011. Argentina. Directed by Sergio Teubal. With Fabian Vena, Gabriel Goity, Martín Seefeld. In 1983, after seven years under the Argentine dictatorship, democracy blossoms in an out-of-the-way village when the birth of its 501st inhabitant results in official “town” status and the first mayoral election. Unctuous local scion Hidalgo is hot for the post, and his main opposition, Baldomero, soon turns up dead. Baldomero’s brother Florencio vows to avenge his murder—and keeps Baldomero’s index finger in a jar as a reminder. Based on real events, director Teubal’s charming dramatic comedy pokes fun at small-town ways while celebrating the birth of true democratic values. In Spanish; English subtitles. 93 min.