Intimate Stories

Intimate Stories

Country: Argentina
Release Date: September 26, 2002
Genre(s): Drama / Comedy
Director: Carlos Sorín
Cast: Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedicti, Javiera Bravo ...
Awards: San Sebastián International Film Festival: Special Prize of the Jury; Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards: Best Film; Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival: Jury Award -Best Film ...

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Intimate Stories

Intimate Stories - sceneHistorias mínimas (English: Minimal Stories and Intimate Stories) is a 2002 Argentine and Spanish drama film, directed by Carlos Sorín and written by Pablo Solarz. The film was produced by Martin Bardi, Leticia Cristi, and José María Morales. It features, among others, Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedicti, and Javiera Bravo.

This road movie chronicles three individual yet intertwined stories of ordinary people striving to follow their dreams in life. The picture unfolds in the southern Argentine region of Patagonia, and it was filmed in the Santa Cruz Province, Patagonia.

Historías mínimas received a special prize at the San Sebastián International Film Festival “For having enthralled all of the Jury members.”


Plot

Nothing is going to stop Maria, Don Justo or Roberto from reaching San Julián, where Maria has been promised fame, Roberto foresees love and Don Justo seeks redemption. But getting there is no small task. With her little baby in tow, Maria hops on the bus, nervous about the journey ahead, but unwilling to let her chance to star on the popular game show “Multicolored Casino” slip away. For Don Justo, the journey to reunite with his long-lost friend Badface promises to be even more challenging, as he hits the road, trusting that the truckers he’s met through the years will stop to offer him a lift. In Roberto’s case, getting to San Julián isn’t the problem – it’s getting there by surprise, with a heartwarming gift, in the hope of of making a favorable impression on his secret love. Although the three neighbors begin their journeys separately, they encounter their share of detours along the way on the deserted routes, and their stories and dreams crisscross in seemingly free-form patterns at the most remote stopping points. In the end, Maria, Don Justo and Roberto will get more or less what they set out for, but it will come to them in ways that they never expected.


Awards

  • Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards:  Best Art Direction: Margarita Jusid; Best Cinematography:Hugo Colace; Best Director: Carlos Sorin; Best Film; Best Music: Nicolás Sorin; Best New Actor: Antonio Benedicti ; Best Screenplay, Original: Pablo Solarz; Best Sound: Carlos Abbate and José Luis Díaz.
  • Cartagena Film Festival: Special Jury Prize
  • Festróia – Tróia International Film Festival: Golden Dolphin
  • Fribourg International Film Festival: Grand Prix
  • Goya Awards: Best Spanish Language Foreign Film
  • Havana Film Festival: Grand Coral – Second Prize;  Martin Luther King Memorial Center Award.
  • Lima Latin American Film Festival: Critics Award
  • Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival: Jury Award -Best Film
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival:  FIPRESCI Prize – Special Mention: “For a beautifully crafted film which describes a situation of tragedy with a light touch and a sense of humour.”;  SIGNIS Award – Special Mention; Special Prize of the Jury: “For having enthralled all of the Jury members.”
  • Tromsø International Film Festival:  Aurora Award – Special Mention
  • Uruguay International Film Festival: Best Film
  • Uruguayan Film Critics Association: UFCA Award – Best Latin American Film

Data Sheet

Directed by: Carlos Sorín
Produced by: Martin Bardi
Written by: Pablo Solarz
Starring: Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedicti, Javiera Bravo …
Music by: Nicolás Sorín
Cinematography: Hugo Colace
Editing by: Mohamed Rajid
Distributed by: Guacamole Films
Release date(s): September 26, 2002
Running time: 92 minutes
Country: Argentina – Spain
Language: Spanish


Amazon’s Customers Reviews

On the road . . . By Ronald Scheer

This wonderful little gem of a road movie follows three characters as they travel from a wide spot in the road on the vast, flat plains of Patagonia in southern Argentina to the port town of San Julián. Made almost entirely with nonprofessional actors, the film is a picaresque sequence of moments in the lives of simple people being their quirky selves. No big adventure or car chases, the story is driven so to speak by an old man’s search for a dog, a young mother’s appearance on a low-budget TV game show, and a traveling salesman’s romantic efforts to impress a storekeeper with just the right birthday cake. If you like little movies about everyday life in its lighter, comic moments, you’ll enjoy this one. The DVD includes an informative making-of featurette.

Wonderful By Sharad Yadav
What a wonderful movie. Three people heading into San Julian for different reasons. Don Justo going out to seek his lost dog, Maria to participate in a wheel-of-fortune TV show and the street-smart Roberto to seek elusive love. I was particularly impressed by Roberto’s resourcefulness with the birthday cake and his creatively persuasive powers. It is a wonderful concoction of hope, despair, pain and love.

The movie has been made out of nothing (nada). There are no special effects and no action. A very simple fare that’ll make you sit back and take a restock of the complex web we have woven around us and how little it takes to be happy.

Small big beautiful stories  By Ernest Heming
This is a fantastic Argentine movie that shows life outside Buenos Aires, life in the remote region known as Patagonia. The movie shows different minimal stories, full of beauty, of slowness, of colour. You don’t need to know Argentina or Patagonia to enjoy the movie but it helps understand some features or momentos of the film. Especially, life in the country-side. Recommended for anyone who wants to travel to the end of the world and who believes there is something more in life than money and big cities.

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Historias mínimas (English: Minimal Stories and Intimate Stories) is a 2002 Argentine and Spanish drama film, directed by Carlos Sorín and written by Pablo Solarz. The film was produced by Martin Bardi, Leticia Cristi, and José María Morales. It features, among others, Javier Lombardo, Antonio Benedicti, and Javiera Bravo. This road movie chronicles three individual yet intertwined stories of...
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