Ricardo Darin in a scene from Santiago Mitre's La Cordillera.
Photo courtesy of the Cannes Film Festival
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The answer is "La Cordillera" ("The Summit"), the 2017 feature of award-winning Argentine writer-director Santiago Mitre.This ambitious work tells the story of a regional political summit, interwoven with tales of dodgy domestic politics, a father and his troubled daughter, fanciful dreams and false memories so accurate you'll suspect something supernatural's at work.In a fictitious version of the present, recently elected Argentine president Hernan Blanco (Ricardo Darin) is preparing for an important two-day summit of Latin American leaders, queuing up behind a Brazilian initiative to form an OPEC-style South American oil cartel.Blanco's advisers decide the summit must come first, that the crisis will simply not be allowed to surface in these two days.Marina's presence proves highly disruptive, so Blanco's team calls in a discreet Chilean psychiatrist to examine her.The new film reaches further than "Paulina" and falls short.The festival will close with Kobiela and Welchman's "Loving Vincent," the Van Gogh biopic touted as the first-ever entirely painted motion picture.
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