The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, best known as BAFICI was created 19 year ago.  As a “B Side” of the more traditional “A” Mar del Plata Film Fest, BAFICI emerged as a beacon for the independent film scene worldwide. Back then, it
showcased an ample spectrum of films including the works of a young Pablo Trapero (Crane World, 1999), Samira Makhmalbaf (The Apple, 1998) and Laurent Cantet (Human Resources, 1999), amongst others. This eclectic influence has always been the heart of BAFICI, and in its present edition we are happy to recommend three interesting options for this rainy weekend.

Creature from the Black Lagoon (Jack Arnold, 1954). Friday 20th 19:00hs, Parque Centenario Amphitheatre. Following the success of Guillermo del Toro “The Shape of Water”, we invite you to enjoy the cult horror masterpiece that inspired it.

Contrapelota (Diego Crespo, 2018). Saturday 21st 15.45hs, Village Recoleta. A passionate debut film for local screenwriter Diego Crespo, Contrapelota explores the incredible world of an amateur soccer league through a 4 story approach. Asado and Malbec isn’t enough. To really know Argentina, you must experience its love for this beautiful sport.

Cartoon Saloon Short Films (Various, 2009/17). Sunday 22nd. 18.30hs, Village Recoleta. If you think animation is just for kids, you’re missing on a whole lot of art! From the Irish studio responsible for the heartfelt, beautifully crafted stories such as Song of the Sea (2014) and The Secret of Kells (2009), here’s a chance to enjoy Cartoon Saloon’s short films on the big screen.

Find the full program and information about tickets here.

Buenos Aires Agenda: April/Abril 2018



PH: Jonathan E. Shaw

Cocktail Week:  07/04-14/04: Time to go out on the town and enjoy some of the cocktail offers around the city bars, plus cocktail clases, pop ups and more! Find the full program here.

Semana del Cóctel: 07/04- 14/04: La mejor semana para salir a recorrer los bares porteños y probar cócteles, asistir a charlas y disfrutar de eventos sorpresa. La agenda completa se puede encontrar aquí

Malbec Day: 17/04: Keep up with April’s boozy note and make sure you enjoy a good bottle of Malbec on the 17th!

Día mundial del Malbec: 17/04 ¡No olvides de degustar una buena botella de Malbec el 17 de este abril espirituoso!

BAFICI Independent Film Festival: 11/04-22/04: Catch some international indie flicks at this year’s cinematographic bash! Find the full program here.

BAFICI festival de cine independiente: 11/04-22/04: ¡Disfrutá de lo mejor del cine indie internacional en este festín anual de películas! El programa completo se encuentra disponible aquí. 

SPECIAL UCO PROMO FOR OUR READERS: Stop by for lunch at UCO Restaurant and get a free glass of wine, compliments of Hotel Fierro, Soler 5862, Palermo. 011 3220-6820.

PROMO ESPECIAL UCO PARA NUESTROS LECTORES: Los invitamos a pasar por UCO Restaurant a disfrutar de un rico almuerzo acompañado de una copa de vino de cortesía. Hotel Fierro, Soler 5862, Palermo. 011 3220-6820.




PH: lili chin

The MALBA is showcasing a photography exhibit on the topic of peronism as seen through the lens of artist Sara Facio. Also, discover David Lamelas conceptual art, and Irene Kopelman’s artistic take on science. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

El MALBA tiene en exhibición una muestra de fotografía que retrata el peronismo a través del lente de la artista Sara Facio. También se puede apreciar el arte conceptual de David Lamelas, y el cruce entre ciencia y arte de Irene Kopelman. Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415, Palermo.

The MNBA fine arts museum is spotlighting an exhibit that showcases works from the Renaissance to Romantic period. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta.

El MNBA invita a recorrer los periodos del Renacimiento hasta el Romanticismo en una muestra especial que reúne importantes obras de la historia del arte. Av. Libertador 1473, Recoleta. 

FUNDACIÓN PROA inaugurates a special photography exhibit on the 21st of April that will showcase the works of Argentine photographers spanning from 1850 to 2010. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.

FUNDACIÓN PROA inaugura una muestra especial de fotografía el 21 de Abril en la que se expone la obra de renombrados fotógrafos argentinos, trazando una línea histórica que abarca desde 1850 a 2010. Av. Pedro de Mendoza 1929, La Boca.