Autumn Sun

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Autumn Sun
Sol de otono.jpg
English DVD Cover
Directed by Eduardo Mignogna
Produced by Executive Producer:
Lita Stantic
Eduardo Mignogna
Written by Eduardo Mignogna
Santiago Carlos Oves
Starring Norma Aleandro
Federico Luppi
Narrated by Bobby Flores
Music by Edgardo Rudnitzky
Cinematography Marcelo Camorino
Edited by Javier del Pino
Juan Carlos Macías
Distributed by Pathé
Release date
  • August 8, 1996 (1996-08-08) (Argentina)
Running time
110 min.
Country Argentina
Language Spanish

Autumn Sun (Spanish: Sol de otoño) is a 1996 Argentine drama film directed by Eduardo Mignogna and starring Norma Aleandro and Federico Luppi. It was written by Mignogna and Santiago Carlos Oves. Lita Stantic was the executive producer.[1]

Synopsis[edit]

Clara Goldstein (Norma Aleandro) is a Jewish woman who places a personal ad in the Buenos Aires newspaper requesting the company of an older Jewish man. Her sole respondent, Raul Ferraro (Federico Luppi) turns out to be a Gentile from Uruguay. Clara at first spurns him, but soon she realizes she needs him: Her brother is coming to visit her from Boston, and she has been lying to him about being in a romantic relationship. Fortunately, Raul goes along with the ruse. Not long after, the couple begin to fall in love.

Cast[edit]

  • Norma Aleandro as Clara Goldstein
  • Federico Luppi as Raul Ferraro
  • Jorge Luz as Palomino
  • Cecilia Rossetto as Leticia
  • Roberto Carnaghi as Cohen
  • Erasmo Olivera as Nelson
  • Nicolás Goldschmidt as Wilson
  • Gabriela Acher as Silvia

Reception[edit]

Critic Russell Smith lauded the film and especially the acting wrote, "Not only do Luppi (Men with Guns, Cronos) and Aleandro present images of mature ardor that compare favorably with the late-career work of Mastroianni and Loren, they also impressively overcome certain Hollywood-like contrivances of plot and dialogue the latter two actors seldom had to contend with. It's a tribute to these stars that, even given the trite situation of the love-shy odd couple gradually facing the inevitable, every halting step they take toward each other feels like a mini-triumph of love's power over the schoolmarmish intellect. They portray with touching specificity what it's like to crave total surrender to love even after long years of experience have proven the foolhardiness of such blind leaps. Not even the blatantly market-tested ending (a malady that seems to be spreading worldwide like Hong Kong flu) detracts from the pleasure of this admirable, eminently watchable date flick. Well worth the price of admission, whether or not you qualify for the senior discount."[2]

Awards[edit]

Wins[edit]

Nominations[edit]

  • Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Best Music, Edgardo Rudnitzky; Best Screenplay, Original), Eduardo Mignogna and Santiago Carlos Oves; Best Supporting Actress, Gabriela Acher; 2007.
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival: Golden Seashell, Eduardo Mignogna; 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sol de otoño at the Internet Movie Database.
  2. ^ Smith, Russell. The Austin Chronicle, film review, November 2, 1998. Last accessed: January 17, 2008.

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