WIDOWS OF THURSDAYS (2009)
Directed by Marcelo Piñeyro
Run time 126 minutes
Buenos Aires, 2001. In a luxurious closed neighbourhood of exclusive mansions surrounded by beautiful tree-lined gardens inhabited by young families with ideal lives, one morning the corpses of three electrocuted neighbours are found floating in the main pool. The shock caused by the tragedy that seems to be the result of a tragic accident is general, however, the details of the story which occurs in the midst of an economic crisis evidence the opposite and become a social X-ray of an era.
Best First Film for Wild tango (Tango feroz)
Best Spanish-speaking Foreign Film for Burnt money (Plata quemada)
Best adapted script for Burnt money (Plata quemada)
Best adapted script for The method (El método).
He directed Fierce Tango (Tango feroz) (1993), Wild horses (Caballos salvajes) (1995), Ashes of Paradise (Cenizas del paraíso) (1997), Burnt Money (Plata quemada) (2000), Live storytelling from Argentina (Historias de Argentina en vivo) (2001), Kamchatka (2002), The Method (El método) (2005), The Thursday Widows (Las viudas de los jueves) (2009) and Ismael (2013).