Argentine Film Survey 2022: “La ciénaga”, chosen as the best national film of all time

Scene from “The Swamp”

The swamp (2001), from Lucrecia Martelwas chosen as the best Argentine film in a survey in which more than 540 cultural personalities voted, which included beyond directors and others directly related to the world of cinema, writers, cultural journalists and musicians, among others.

In total, 100 films from all eras were selected, based on the choice of 10 films of each respondent. In that sense, second place went to Invasion (1969), by Hugo Santiago and they followed him payback time (1981), by Adolfo Aristarain; Y Dependent (1969) followed by Chronicle of a lonely child (1965), both of Leonardo Favio.

Hugo Santiago, Ricardo Aronovich, Jorge Luis Borges and Lautaro Murua during the filming of "Invasion"
Hugo Santiago, Ricardo Aronovich, Jorge Luis Borges and Lautaro Murua during the filming of “Invasion”

The survey, which had four previous editions and was carried out by the Pablo C. Ducros Hicken Film Museum between 1977 and 2000, started this year from the initiative and joint work of specialized film magazines The useful life, Taipei Y The earth burns.

The next five places in the top ten films on a final list went to The time of the ovens (1968), by Octavio Getino Y Solanas Pine; Juan, as if nothing had happened (1987), by Carlos Echeverria; Pizza, beer, faso (1998), by Bruno Stagnaro Y Adrian Caetano; Silvia Prieto (1999), by Martin Rejtman; and in tenth place was located Nine Queens (2000), from Fabian Bielinsky.

Leonardo Favio
Leonardo Favio

“This survey has the specific and explicit idea of ​​developing a canon of Argentine cinema and serves to discuss, open doors and call attention to some things,” said the director of the Museum of Cinema, Paula Felix-Didierduring the presentation during the last weekend at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival.

The work of gathering data, processing it and organizing the ranking was transferred to a site where the Top 100 is found with the chosen films accompanied by their technical sheet and synopsis, in addition to the information with each of those who voted for each title.

In addition, in the event that it is available, each film has a link for it to be seen by the public on some platform.

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Argentine Film Survey 2022: “La ciénaga”, chosen as the best national film of all time