Argentina, 2016, 98 min, Dir. Alejandro Magnone, Not Rated, Spanish with English subtitles
In this deeply felt, gently humorous, and dreamlike Argentine melodrama Una Historia de Amor, an aging chess player longs for later-life romance as his life comes full circle. As a quixotic young man, Tadeusz left behind his entire family and the girl he loved in Poland to fight for the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. After the war was lost and the rise of fascism made it unsafe for a Jewish communist to return to Europe, he emigrated to Buenos Aires, literally going underground to help build the subway tunnels beneath the city. Now 90, he finds himself lost in reverie, desperate to recapture his mental acuity and sexual libido. When he refuses the doctor’s pills he believes responsible for robbing him of his lucidity and manhood, the past returns and melds with the present. Knowing that his next journey will likely be his last, Tadeusz sets about to reconnect to long-lost lovers from his youth with help from an eccentric circle of caring friends and neighbors.
The best of international cinema returns to Miami when the Miami Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) takes over the city for its milestone 21st year, bringing more than 60 films from 20 countries, and hosting 50 filmmakers and special guests. The largest Jewish cultural event in Florida, and the third largest Jewish film festival in the world, takes place this year over 13 days from January 11-25.
Tickets to MJFF screenings are available for purchase online or at the Gables Cinema box office.
General Admission – $13.00
Students & Seniors – $12.00 (with valid ID)
Gables Cinema Members & MJFF Members – $10.00