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Encyclopedia > Luis Puenzo
Luis Puenzo

Born: February 19, 1946 (age 60),
Buenos Aires,
Flag of Argentina Argentina.
Occupation: Film Director, Producer,
and Writer.

Luis Adalberto Puezo (born February 19, 1946 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a film director, producer and screenplay writer. February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... BUE redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... BUE redirects here. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ...


He works mainly in the cinema of Argentina, but has worked in the United States.[1] The Cinema of Argentina has a long tradition, and plays an important role in the culture of Argentina. ...

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Biography

Puenzo has had a long and successful career in producing commercials in Argentina.


In 1968 he founded his own production company, Luis Puenzo Cinema, and in 1974 the firm's name was changed to Cinemanía S.A. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ...


During Argentina's Dirty War in the mid 1970s and early 1980s many filmmakers became victims of repression and some went into exile; some disappeared. During this difficult time, Puenzo decided to work in advertising.[2] This article especially refers to the Argentine dirty war; however, the term has been used in other contexts, for example in Turkey; see also lead years Dirty War (in Spanish: ) refers to a program of a state-sponsored illegal repression on domestic citizens in response to strikes, social unrest, violence... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ...


In the United States he is known for his film Old Gringo (1989), starring Gregory Peck, Jane Fonda and Jimmy Smits. Old Gringo is a 1989 film, starring Jane Fonda and Gregory Peck. ... Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an Oscar-winning American film actor. ... Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ... Jimmy Smits as President Matt Santos on The West Wing. ...


His The Official Story (1985) won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and many other accolades. The Official Story (original title in Spanish: La historia oficial) is an Argentine film about a couple in Buenos Aires with an adopted child. ...


Observations

The Official Story, arguably Puenzo's best work, has been lauded by film critics and scholars for bringing to the screen a story that "[is] an excellent point of departure to explore some of Argentina and Latin America’s most salient problems today. As the film deals with its various themes, it shows their impact on individuals in a very personal way, thus making them more immediate." Today, Puenzo's film has become "a staple in many Latin American culture courses throughout the U.S. and Europe, keeping its relevance intact even though it is now well into its second decade."[3][4]


According to Sandra Brennan most of his films "offer probing, metaphorical portraits of characters and relationships in the face of larger sociopolitical issues."[5]


Filmography

  • La Puta y la ballena (2004), The Whore and the Whale
  • Broken Silence (2002), Mini-TV Series, segment "Some Who Lived."
  • La Peste (1992), The Plague (USA)
  • With Open Arms (1990)
  • Old Gringo (1989)
  • La Historia oficial (1985), aka The Official Story
  • Las Sorpresas (1975), segment "Cinco años de vida"
  • Luces de mis zapatos (1973)

2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Old Gringo is a 1989 film, starring Jane Fonda and Gregory Peck. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Official Story (original title in Spanish: La historia oficial) is an Argentine film about a couple in Buenos Aires with an adopted child. ...

Awards for The Official Story

Wins

Nominations 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... One of the A festivals in Europe. ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... Poster for the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival Box office at the Manulife Centre The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is widely considered to be one of the top film festivals in the world and is the premiere film festival in North America from which the Oscars race begins. ...

The Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay is the Academy Award for the best script not based upon previously published material. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ IMDb film data base.
  2. ^ Aufderheide, Patricia. Cross-Cultural Film Guide, The American University, 1992.
  3. ^ Blommers, Thomas J. "Social and Cultural Circularity in La historia oficial," California State University-Bakersfield.
  4. ^ Cinergía movie file by Cristina Molano-Wendt, Amy Bianchi, Shannon Tierny, and Brian Sabella. For educational purposes.
  5. ^ Brennan, Sandra. All Movie Guide, biography.

American University is a fully accredited university located at Ward Circle in northwest Washington, DC. It currently has roughly 5,000 undergraduate students, and approximately the same number of graduates. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), located in Bakersfield, California, was founded in 1965. ... All Movie Guide is a free-access, commercial database for information about films and television programs and their actors. ...

External links

Cinema of Argentina
Argentine cinema topics

Film Chronology • 1920s • 1930s • 1940s • 1950s • 1960s • 1970s • 1980s • 1990s • 2000s
Actors • Awards • Directors • Editors • Films A-Z • Cinematographers • Festivals • Producers • Screenwriters • All Movie Guide is a free-access, commercial database for information about films and television programs and their actors. ... cinenacional. ... Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... The Cinema of Argentina has a long tradition, and plays an important role in the culture of Argentina. ... A list of films produced in Argentina ordered by year of release. ... Upcoming 22nd Mar del Plata International Film Festival logo The Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Spanish: Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata) is a prestigious international film festival that takes place every year, during the month of March in the city of Mar del Plata, Argentina. ...


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Noticias - Cartelera10.com (3241 words)
El gobierno de San Luis –una provincia donde se están filmando mucha películas- organiza el festival y designó como director general a Julio Mahárbiz, quien fue director del lnstituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales en la década del 90.
Y la dirección de Puenzo –hija del director Luis Puenzo, ganador de un Oscar por “La Historia Oficial” en 1985- es más que correcta: le da a la película un tono intimista pero que no pierde ritmo narrativo.
Basado en un cuento del escritor Sergio Bizzio, pareja de Lucía Puenzo, “XXY” es una película perturbadora: muestra un tema que incomoda pero visto desde el punto de vista de la persona damnificada.
Luis Puenzo (600 words)
Puenzo’s recomposition is based on incidental models (Dante, Piranesi, Borges) and cinematic constellations.
Nevertheless, the decision not to release this film theatrically in the U.S. was possibly a wise one, in view of the response to it on video.
Note that Puenzo’s script was translated into English by Borges’ own colleague Norman Thomas Di Giovanni.
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