Welcome to Argentina
(Mariage à Mendoza)

by Edouard Deluc

Marcus and his brother Antoine head to Argentina for their cousin’s wedding. They plan to explore all that Buenos Aires has to offer before making the trip to Mendoza in the west of the country, where the ceremony will take place. Marcus is thrilled to be on the road and determined to have fun, while Antoine is depressed after being dumped by his wife. After a very caliente evening in the capital, they hit the road, discovering Argentina vineyard’s and making unlikely encounters –with a crackpot receptionist, a divine beauty, a pregnant ewe, and a guy afflicted by Stendhal syndrome. But while Antonie starts feeling better, Marcus will begin to hesitate.
A travel film, an adventure. The journey as suspended time and the road as crossways, with its encounters and separations, with an aim to achieve and perils along the way. The journey as indeed the first among many adventures, discovery of new horizons and salvation possibilities. Travelling and meeting others as the opportunity to doubt all the certainties we have built.
Edouard Deluc

Italian Premiere
Color, 2012, 94′
Lingua originale: Sesotho
World Premiere: Festival Francophone d’Angoulême, Francia, 2012

Edouard Deluc
Edouard Deluc, Thomas Lilti, Anais Carpita, Philippe Rebbot
Director of Photography
Pierre Cottereau
Chantal Hymans
Paul Maernoudt
Herman Dune, David Ivar
Nicolas Duvauchelle, Philippe Rebbot, Gustavo Kamenetzky, Paloma Contreras, Benjamin Biolay, Sarah Grappin, César Bordón, Gonzalo Suárez
Bizibi, El Campo Cine, Versus Production, Direct Cinéma

Movie screening
Wednesday October 16 – h 10.15 PM
Sala Fronte del Porto – PORTOastra

Edouard Deluc, screenwriter and director, after his studies in Fine Arts, has started his career by creating music videos for diverse bands and artists such as Louise Attaque and Jean-Louis Murat. He has also worked in advertisement, directing several ads. At the same time he committed to fiction cinema and realized the short films Petits enfers (1997) and Je n’ai jamais tué personne (2002). In 2009 ¿Donde està Kim Basinger? kicked off his Argentinian adventure; the short film was selected in several International festivals and in 2010 was nominated for the César Awards. Welcome to Argentina is his first full-length feature film.

Edouard Deluc

Mariage à Mendoza (2012)