Las acacias

Pablo Giorgelli

Argentina/Spain, Road Movie, 2011
85 min, DCP, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Rubén is a solitary truck driver who for years has been driving from Asunción in Paraguay to Buenos Aires hauling wood. But the journey he’s about to make today will be different: this morning, at a stop on the road near Asunción, Jacinta arrives with Anahí, her 8 month old daughter, who will travel with them. It’s not the best start for Rubén, but as time passes, Rubén and Jacinta get along increasingly well. Slowly, despite their difficulties in communicating, they start understanding one another. Neither tells much about their lives. But neither do they ask much. It is a journey of few words, yet anything but silent. As they near their destination, both share the same desire: they don’t want the journey to end.

Austin Premiere 

Pablo Giorgelli LAS ACACIAS marks the feature directorial debut of Pablo Giorgelli, with which he participated in the Critics’ Week and won the Caméra d’Or (Best First Film) at the 2011 Cannes Festival. Giorgelli started in film as an editor (MOEBIUS, 1995, and SOLO POR HOY, 2001, among others) and had formerly directed the short EL ULTIMO SUEÑO (1993).

Producer: Verónica Cura, Ariel Rotter, Alex Zito, Pablo Giorgelli, Eduardo Carneros, Javier Ibarretxe, Esteban Ibarretxe
Production Companies: Proyecto Experience, Aire Cine, Utópica Cine
Screenwriter: Pablo Giorgelli, Salvador Roselli
Cinematographer: Diego Poleri
Editor: María Astrauskas
Sound Design: Martin Litmanovich
Cast: Germán de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Nayra Calle Mamani

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Las acacias