Adolfo Aristarain was born in 1943 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He already began working with films in 1965, at first as an assistant director. Before shooting his first film he had assisted worldwide in more than 30 films, with different directors such as Sergio Leone (C'era una volta il West), Mario Camus (La colera del viento) or Melvin Frank (A Touch of Distinction). 1978 he presented his first proper feature film called "La parte del leon", whereupon followed many others that were priced several times.
La parte del leon (1978)
La playa del amor (1979)
La discoteca del amor (1980)
Tiempo de revancha (1981)
Ultimos dias de la victima (1982)
The Stranger (1987)
Un lugar en el mundo (1992)
La ley de la frontera (1995)
Martin Hache (1997)
Lugares comunes (2002).
In Buenos Aires, a few days before traveling to Spain with his beloved wife Liliana Rovira to visit their son Pedro, the leftist Literature professor Fernando Robles is compulsory retired in the University, and he concludes that it is impossible to live with his pension. The crisis in Argentina does not allow Fernando to get a new job, and his wife decides to sell her family's apartment and move to a small farm near Villa Dolores to reduce their expenses. Fernando comes up with the idea to grow lavender and sell the oil to the perfume industry. More
Martin Echenique is a film director from Buenos Aires who has been living for more than 20 years in Madrid, spending his time with his much younger girlfriend Alicia and his best friend, the actor Dante. He has a 19-year-old son, named according to a tradition Martin as well, but known as Hache. Hache is living with his mother in Buenos Aires. After his girlfriend leaves him, Hache has a nearly fatal drug overdose, thought by many to be an attempted suicide. Consequently Martin flies to Buenos Aires and Hache is sent back to Madrid together with his father for a while. More
«A Place in the World» by Adolfo Aristarain, looks at people who, having fought for a better world, are in the aftermath of defeat. Federico Luppi plays the main character as a teacher who is back from along exile he shared with his doctor wife, Cecilia Roth. Both are living with their teenaged son, Batyi, in a San Luis valley seven hundred miles away from Buenos Aires. While baking bread for his poor pupils, Luppi inspires and leads a community effort aimed at getting fair prices for the farmers' output, sidestepping ruthless landowner Rodolfo Ranm. More