12 lun 2010

A full BAFICI Sunday

Fue un domingo a pleno Bafici

This past sunny autumn Sunday in Buenos Aires left the geography of the city with snapshots inevitably linked to the festival, from downtown to Belgrano, from Villa del Parque to Villa Urquiza, with the main center in the Abasto: from the Espacio BAFICI at Guardia Vieja St, to the central hall of the Abasto Shopping Center on the way to the Hoyts cinemas, across Anchorena St. to the outdoors cinema at Carlos Gardel St. The same happened at the San Martin of Tours Square, where families with their parents and children enjoyed the end of the afternoon with a series of praised shorts by Spanish filmmakers (photo). Everywhere, people coming and going, with their programming grid in hand and the desire to see films reflected in their eager faces, awake, alive. A full BAFICI Sunday

Images like this, spread all through the city, a clear reflection of the popular passion (although this is not about football or tango, topics the city is often linked to) that surrounds each edition of BAFICI. This edition, the twelfth, goes this Monday into its central week. There will be many more films, lectures, music, workshops and business meetings, but, above all, thousands of people looking for a film as if it were a treasure.