Sur (film)

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Directed by Fernando E. Solanas
Produced by Fernando E. Solanas
Envar El Kadri
Written by Fernando E. Solanas
Starring Susú Pecoraro
Miguel Ángel Solá
Philippe Léotard
Lito Cruz
Music by Ástor Piazzolla
Cinematography Félix Monti
Edited by Juan Carlos Macías
Release date
  • 5 March 1988 (1988-03-05)
Running time
127 minutes
Country Argentina
Language Spanish

Sur (English: South) is a 1988 Argentine drama film written and directed by Fernando E. Solanas. The film features Susú Pecoraro, Miguel Ángel Solá, Philippe Léotard, Lito Cruz, Ulises Dumont among others.[1]

Following its debut at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, Sur has collected a host of awards from prestigious international film festivals. Sur garnered its director, Fernando E. Solanas the Best Director at Cannes in 1988 and was nominated for the Palme d'Or in the same year.[2] The film was selected to be screened in the Cannes Classics section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.[3]


Floreal is released from prison prior to the end of a military coup d'état in 1983. He discovers his wife has cheated on him and is not sure he wants to return to his former life and family. A friend, "El-Negro", who was killed during the military coup, appears in the night with a special mission: to help Floreal face what has happened when he was serving time in prison. El-Negro helps him to live through the important events that happened in his absence. El-Negro helps him get past his anger, understanding how hard it was to endure such a difficult time and how the military coup had crushed people's lives. When El-Negro finally tells him he must return, Floreal realizes he must be strong and, like his coup-stricken country, pick up and go on with his life.




  • 1988 Cannes Film Festival:Best Director Award, Fernando Solanas (Prix de la mise en scène), Audience Award, Fernando Solanas 1988.[2]
  • Flanders International Film Festival:Georges Delerue Prize,Ástor Piazzolla
  • Havana Film Festival:Grand Coral - First Prize,Fernando Solanas



  1. ^ Sur at the Internet Movie Database.
  2. ^ a b c "Festival de Cannes: Sur". Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  3. ^ "Cannes Classics 2015". Cannes Film Festival. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 

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