Argentine films steal the show at Film Society’s Neighboring Scenes 2018

Neighboring Scenes is Film Society’s annual festival of new Latin American cinema. It is produced with Cinema Tropical, the leading presenter of Latin American movies in the United States.

3rd Neighboring Scenes 2018

The 3rd Neighboring Scenes festival is at the Walter Reade Theater at Film Society of Lincoln Center, Wednesday – Sunday, February 28 – March 4, 2018. $10 – $15

 Neighboring Scenes 2018 Schedule

Opening Night
Wednesday, February 28


by Anahí Berneri
Argentina, 2017

Three days in the life of a young Buenos Aires mother and sex worker struggling to survive. Sofía Gala Castiglione stars with her real-life son Dante as a determined woman trying to carry on while dealing with prostitution laws that are supposed to protect her, but often do the opposite.

Winner of Best Director and Best Actress awards at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

U.S. Premiere
Wednesday, February 28 at 7 pm
In Spanish, with English subtitles
Q&A with Anahí Berneri

Opening Night Reception

Courtesy of Cinema Tropical

António, one, two, three

by Leonardo Mouramateus
Brazil, 2017

António has been skipping class to write a play based on Dostoevsky’s short story White Nights (1848) about four nights in a new relationship. After arguing with his father about skipping school, António heads to his ex-girlfriend’s Lisbon flat for comfort. There he meets Débora, a Brazilian traveling to Russia. Naturally he ends up romantically involved with both women. As the white nights pass, 1, 2, 3, we see the uncertainty of life.

U.S. Premiere
Wednesday, February 28 at 9:15 pm
In Portuguese with English subtitles

Thursday, March 1

The Summit

by Santiago Mitre
Argentina, 2017
N.Y. Premiere
6:30 pm
Q&A with Santiago Mitre

Solitary Land

by Tiziana Panizza
Chile, 2017
U.S. Premiere
9 pm

Friday, March 2

Beauties of the Night

by María José Cuevas
Mexico, 2016
New York Premiere
7 pm

The Little Match Girl

by Alejo Moguillansky
Argentina, 2017
U.S. Premiere
9:15 pm
Q&A with Alejo Moguillansky

Saturday, March 3

Fuera de campo

by Mauricio Durán & Marcelo Guzmán
Bolivia, 2017
U.S. Premiere
1:30 pm


by Chris Gude
Colombia, 2017
U.S. Premiere
3:30 pm
Q&A with Chris Gude

Gabriel and the Mountain

by Fellipe Barbosa
Brazil, 2017
New York Premiere
6 pm
Q&A with Fellipe Barbosa


by Niles Atallah
Chile, 2017
U.S. Premiere
9 pm
Q&A with Niles Atallah

Closing Night
Sunday, March 4

Pizza, Beer, and Cigarettes

The film that launched the New Argentine Cinema movement.
by Bruno Stagnaro & Adrián Caetano
Argentina, 1998
20th Anniversary Screening
World premiere of a new digital restoration
2 pm

Lightning Falls Behind

by Julio Hernández Cordón
Costa Rica/Mexico
New York Premiere
4 pm
Q&A with actress and producer Adriana Alvarez

Ruinas tu reino

by Pablo Escoto
Mexico, 2016
U.S. Premiere
6:30 pm

The Theater of Disappearance

by Adrián Villar Rojas
Argentina, 2017
8:30 pm

Adrián Villar Rojas is a renowned visual artist. He recently had a rooftop exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art titled The Theater of Disappearance. It was a reference to the disappeared from Argentina’s dirty war. In the film, Rojas looks for beauty among frozen conflicts in Morocco, the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, and other places around the world.

Neighboring Scenes 2018 Tickets

Film Society Box Office

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 West 65th St, New York, NY 10023
(between Amsterdam and Broadway)
Lincoln Center

The Box Office opens 30 minutes before the first show of the day. It closes 15 minutes after the last show.


Tickets are not sold by phone.


There is a $1.50 service charge per ticket.

Visiting Film Society of Lincoln Center


(1) to 66th St (one block)
(A) (C) or (B) (D) or (1) to Columbus Circle (six blocks)
(1) (2) (3) to 72nd St


M5, M7, M10, M11, M66, M104 stop within one block of Lincoln Center.


There is parking in the Lincoln Center garage which can be entered on 65th St.

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