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05. Nov 2003 at 04:10
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showing today at the london film festival.

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Reply #1 - 08. Nov 2003 at 03:03
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Here's the synopsis from the Film Festival site.  I thought I'd grab it just in case they remove the page when the festival ends.



Eight-year old Valentín (Rodrigo Noya) aspires to be an astronaut based at NASA but as his cranky, recently widowed grandmother (Carmen Maura) keeps reminding him, that’s not a realistic aspiration in late 60s Argentina (the film is set not insignificantly in the year of Che Guevara’s death). Valentín however is not easily daunted and he soldiers on determined to prove both his grandmother and his womanising father (a revelatory performance by Agresti in what is evidently a partly autobiographical work) wrong. Sumptuously shot in rich hues by José Luis Cajaraville and featuring a lush score by Paul M. van Bruggen, Agresti crafts a witty, affecting feature which deftly chronicles the rituals and routines of Valentín’s day to day existence in revealing the poignant loneliness of a boy enveloped by family secrets and half-truths. Aided by an impeccable cast including the mesmeric Carmen Maura, cast against type as the ailing grandmother, Julieta Cardinali as the latest in a long list of girlfriends introduced to Valentín by his father as a potential mother-to-be; and, crucially, newcomer Rodrigo Noya as the enterprising (and gloriously cute) youngster determined not to let family doubts and prejudices get in his way, Agresti delivers a fresh and amusing variation on the premise that growing up is never easy.

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CUTE!!!
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Reply #2 - 17. Dec 2004 at 18:06
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A favorite of mine from this year.  Smiley

A few pics of Rodrigo Noya who plays Valentin.


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