"Argentinian Lesson" with its visual aesthetics, its rhythm and composition parallels a narration of a fiction film. This is a intimate story of friendship between two kids from completely different worlds. 8 years old Janek comes to an abandoned village in north Argentina where his mother supposed to be a teacher. Janek is following his new friend, Marcia who fights alone through the family crisis, mother’s mental disease and father’s absence. Working on yerba plantations and brick factory, he enters the fascinating world of child fantasy, and is introduced to the bitterness of the childhood prematurely contaminated with the problems of the grown-ups. This is a film with a social content, but after all a love story with many levels where much emotion is to be read in the faces of the characters. Dialogue is sparse, images and sounds give the information needed, to be step by step involved in a drama of “adulthood”.
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