Crónica de un niño solo (Chronicle of a Boy Alone). 1964. Argentina. Directed by Leonardo Favio. Screenplay by Favio, Jorge Zuhair Jury. With Diego Puente, Tino Pascali, Cacho Espíndola. In Spanish; English subtitles. 79 min.
“Leonardo Favio’s first film announces his unique blend of lyricism and realism in confronting the nasty, brutal life of the underdog—in Chronicle of a Boy Alone, the autobiographical story of an abandoned child who, after some petty larceny, is taken to a youth detention center. Favio would become an actor and a distinguished filmmaker under the aegis of Leopoldo Torre Nilsson, to whom he dedicated this film” (Edgardo Cozarinsky).