With an emotional speech, Chino Darín defended democracy upon receiving the public award for Argentina, 1985 in San Sebastián

After winning an important award for the Argentine film, the actor spoke about the film and moved those present

Richard Chinese Darin is part of the cast of the film that will be released next Thursday in our country Argentina, 1985, which could be nominated for the Oscar Awards and deals with the Judgment of the Boards carried out after the last military government that the Argentine Republic had. Last Saturday, the film won the audience award, so the actor took the opportunity to give a short speech in which he thanked the audience and expressed his concern for democracy.

First of all, Chino dedicated a heartfelt tribute to his voters: “On behalf of all of us who made Argentina, 1985, I want to thank this magnificent and anonymous jury, which is the public of the San Sebastian festival.” Continuing with this thread, but already getting into the plot, Darín continued: “We find it particularly beautiful and even poetic that a film that talks about democracy is the winner in a popular vote. It is something beautiful, a nice sign and it fills me with pride, at a time when it seems that it is growing, perhaps, too much some speeches that do not respect democratic values ​​so much”.

“For this reason, we want to thank this award that gives us the opportunity to amplify a look at the values ​​that we believe are more than relevant in this complex moment,” said the actor to the applause of the entire audience and said goodbye with the phrase “eskerrik asko”, which means “thank you” is the Basque language, which is spoken in a few places in Spain and France.

Argentina, 1985 is inspired by the true story of prosecutors Julio Strassera and Luis Moreno Ocampo, who in 1985 dared to investigate and prosecute the bloodiest military dictatorship in Argentine history.

The movie of Santiago Miter starts in 1984, already in democracy, after the assumption of Raul Alfonsin for president. From the outset –through some texts on the screen– it puts the viewer in the specific situation that is being experienced regarding the Trial of the Juntas, detailing the way in which the military courts have been avoiding taking charge of the issue. If the term they have to issue them expires -say the texts-, the trial should fall into civilian hands, more precisely in the National Court of Criminal and Correctional Appeals of Buenos Aires, whose prosecutor is Julius Caesar Strassera.

But Argentina, 1985 quickly changes tone and what we find is the family life of Strassera (Ricardo Darin), a married man (Alexandra Flechner embodies his wife, Marisa) and that he has two children, a teenage girl and a boy, a boy. His main problem, at that time, is to investigate the man his daughter is dating, a somewhat older guy who, he suspects, may be “from the services.” Y July Cesar Strassera He has no better idea than to send his little son to follow his older sister in a detective plan. It won’t be the only time I use it for that.

Although the film is not presented as a politically controversial film, in a country surrounded by cracks, increasingly strong confrontations and even some attempts to question or relativize the cruelty of the military dictatorship, surely Argentina, 1985 will be analyzed from different perspectives depending on the ideological place from which it is observed.

The work of Santiago Miter will have a hot week: it will be decided if it will be the preselected film to compete in the Oscars and on Thursday the 30th it will be released in Argentina, while a day later, on Friday the 31st, it will begin to be shown in the United States


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With an emotional speech, Chino Darín defended democracy upon receiving the public award for Argentina, 1985 in San Sebastián