Escala en la ciudad (A Stop in the City). 1935. Argentina. Directed by Alberto de Zavalía. Screenplay by de Zavalía, Carlos Aden. With Eduardo Berri, Matilde Bhor, Héctor Cataruzza. In Spanish; English subtitles. 70 min.
“This is the work of a cinephile—something most unusual in the mid-1930s—the first film of a director who would never again prove so free and inventive. The shadow of a certain European ‘poetic’ cinema of ports and prostitutes, and (to this writer) of Tay Garnett’s Her Man, achieves real charm out of amateurish acting, rough editing and non-mixed sound. A curiosity, perhaps, but one not easily forgotten“ (Edgardo Cozarinsky).
Wednesday, June 20,7:30 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2
Wednesday, June 13,4:30 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2