"Argentine director Pablo Giorgelli turns his minimalist road movie, “Las Acacias,” into a swelling meditation on wounded hearts and rekindled hopes."

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"A genre-straddling gem from south America which leaves you breathless despite being almost wordless."

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"But this lovely film is ultimately an articulation of something altogether different…"

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"Delicate yet rigorously executed, road movie “Las acacias” touchingly unfolds a passing-ships encounter between a truck driver and a mother."

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Winner of 19 International Awards, including the Camera D'or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival

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Las Acacias

Director: Pablo Giorgelli Country: Argentina
Spain
Year: 2011
Cast: Germán de Silva
Hebe Duarte
Nayra Calle Mamani
Run Time: 82 mins Festival Bergen International Film Festival 2011
Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema 2011
Bombay International Film Festival 2011
Bratislava International Film Festival 2011
Cannes Film Festival 2011
Cartagena Film Festival 2012
Lima Latin American Film Festival 2011
Miami Film Festival 2012
Molodist International Film Festival 2011
Oslo Films from the South Festival 2011
Palm Springs International Film Festival 2012
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2011
Zurich Film Festival 2011
 

Synopsis

Rubén is a lonely truck driver who has been taking the motorway from Asunción, Paraguay to Buenos Aires, Argentina for years, carrying wood. However, today's journey is different because of Jacinta, who accompanies him as his passenger all the way to Buenos Aires. What's more, Rubén finds out at the very moment that her little Anahí, who is 8 months old, travels with them. As kilometers go by, the relationship between Rubén and Jacinta will grow. They will slowly sip into each other's soul. None of them talks much about their lives. None asks much either. Its a few word journey but it is not a silent one.

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