Pictured: 'Punch the Clock' from Brazil and 'La Antena' from Argentina
Watch movies from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Discuss them.
Challenge runs from November 1, 2021 to November 30, 2021 in your local time zone.
- Each feature film (over 40 minutes) counts as one entry.
- 80 minutes of short films or miniseries/TV episodes counts as one entry.
- Films must be watched one at a time and at single speed (not sped up).
- Rewatches are allowed and are good for the soul.
- Please include year of release when listing your viewings.
- Please indicate each film's country when listing your viewings otherwise your score will NOT be included in the leaderboard.
I reserve the right to exclude participants who intentionally number their viewings incorrectly. If you play the game, you're expected to play properly.
For films to qualify for this Challenge, they need to have an eligible country listed as a production country on the film's IMDb page. If you've seen something that you strongly believe should be eligible and isn't, please submit a correction to IMDb and you can include the film as soon as IMDb accepts your correction. Films by ex-pat directors (e.g. Hector Babenco's Ironweed) are not eligible unless they meet the IMDb country listing requirement. I know it isn't ideal that I have to put in hard and fast rules like this, but you wouldn't believe some of the random stuff that participants have tried to include in previous years without such guidelines in place.
A number of Ar/Br/Py/Uy films are co-productions with non-eligible countries. Please use some common sense to determine whether these films really represent Ar/Br/Py/Uy cinema. As a general guide, a film that has both Argentina and France as production countries but which is filmed in Spanish with a mostly Argentine cast and crew is eligible; a film that has Brazil listed as a third production country but is filmed in English with a mostly Anglophonic cast and crew isn't eligible. I am happy to provide advice for any borderline cases. In most cases, co-productions are eligible unless the involvement of the listed production country is insignificant.
Final results will be posted between 1:30pm and 4:30pm GMT on December 2 - at which point it will have been December everywhere in the world for more than a whole day. Any updates that you post beyond this point will not be included in the final results. It is your choice whether you miss the deadline or not; besides, if it's December on your side of the world, shouldn't you be starting on one of next month's challenges?
Stuck for ideas of what to watch? Look no further:
- Abraccine's The 100 Best Brazilian Films
- Cóndor de Plata Award - Best Argentinian Film
- Cien años sin soledad: Greatest Latin American Films - ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES ONLY
- Cinema Tropical's Best Latin American Films 2000-2009 - ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES ONLY
- Cinema Tropical's Best Latin American Films 2010-2019 - ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES ONLY
- UNESCO's Memory of the World - Brazilian titles only; #69-85
- Argentine submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Brazilian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Paraguayian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Uruguyian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Top 50 Argentina Films by Juan Pablo Martínez
- Museo del Cine's Top 100 from Argentina
- Contracampo's Top Brazilian Cinema
- Top Uruguayan Movies from ACCU
This thread will be updated at least once every 48 hours (more often if I am around and feel like it). Please list new films seen in a new post.
Bonus Challenge #1: Watch Sol's favourite unofficial films from Argentina and Brazil
- Argentina: La Antena (IMDb)
- Brazil: Punch the Clock (IMDb)
Bonus Challenge #2: Fill Up the Columns... except for the last one!
The only way to win this is by watching both of sol's recommendations, as well as something from Paraguay and Uruguay and remembering to list the country with every viewing.
Any points in the "undeclared" column will not count towards your final score. You must declare the country when listing your viewings.