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VALENTIN
dir. Alejandro Agresti
Argentina, 2002, 86 minutes
English Subtitles

2008 Latin American Film Festival
Auditorium, 395 Wellington St., Sunday, March 30, 2008, 7:00 pm
A heart-warming film about a young boy who dreams of becoming an astronaut, and helps to manage the lives of the people around him. Winner of the Silver Condor from the Argentine Film Critics Association Awards, the film has screened at film festivals around the world, including Cannes and Toronto. Agrestiís film takes place in 1969 and follows Valentin, an intelligent and lonely young boy living with his grandmother after his parents divorced. Valentin never sees his mother, as she was chased out of the home by Valentinís aggressive father, who now spends little time at home, spending his time attempting to live the life of an Argentine playboy. Valentin is looked after by his ailing grandmother and befriends his fatherís girlfriend. He helps both women make major life decisions.