SOURCE: Movie Avenue International

Movie Avenue International

August 16, 2011 19:39 ET

"ABALLAY" US Premiere at New York International Latino Film Festival

One of the Best Foreign Pictures This Season

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - Movie Avenue International and HBO sponsored NYILFF present, "ABALLAY," the ultimate Latin American Western, tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17, 5:45 pm in Chelsea Clearview Cinemas, Screen 7, at 260 West 23rd St., NY. "ABALLAY" is a return to the grassroots of its genre and those legendary adventures of the unscrupulous gaucho 'malo.' Canvas meets celluloid in this cinematic indie piece, an adaptation by award winner director Fernando Spiner (Adios Querida Luna) from a short story by Antonio Di Benedetto. Filmed entirely in the remote Tucuman region, this movie is a true sample of fine alternative south of the border. Spiner and composer Gustavo Pomeranec will be in attendance.

"An homage to both Argentina's gaucho culture and the brutal oaters of Sam Peckinpah and Walter Hill, 'ABALLAY' is raw, surreal and memorable... helmer Fernando Spiner brilliantly makes his point about the violence that underpins both Argentinean and American popular culture."
- Jonathan Holland, Variety

2010 Mar del Plata Grand Jury Mention, Audiece Award, Moviecity Award
2011 INCAA Bicentennial Celebration Award
2011 Festival Pantalla Pinamar, Silver & Audience Critic Award
2011 Malaga Audience Award
2011 Best Actress and Jury Mention Mostra Cine Latinoamericano Cataluña
2011 Montreal Festival des Monde Selection, Best of World

A Fernando Spiner film, screenplay Fernando Spiner, Javier Diment, Santiago Hadida. Story by Antonio de Benedetto. Cast: Pedro Cedrón (The Aura); Nazareno Casero (Buenos Aires, 1977); Claudio Rissi (Nine Queens); Moro Anghileri (El Pasado). Production Argentina-Spain, 100 min, Color, Spanish with English subtitles.


Follow "ABALLAY" in Montreal Festival des Monde, Best of World, August 21

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