The Hour of the Furnaces

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The Hour of the Furnaces
Poster The Hour of the Furnaces.jpeg
Directed by Octavio Getino
Fernando Solanas
Narrated by María de la Paz
Fernando Solanas
Edgardo Suárez
Release date
  • 1968 (1968)
Running time
260 minutes
Country Argentina
Language Spanish

The Hour of the Furnaces (Spanish: La hora de los hornos) is a 1968 film directed by Octavio Getino and Fernando Solanas. 'The paradigm of revolutionary activist cinema',[1] it addresses the politics of the 'Third worldist' films and Latin-American manifesto of the late 1960s.


Writing in the New York Times, critic Vincent Canby described the movie as "a unique film exploration of a nation's soul."[2]


  • Mostra Internazionale del Cinema Nuovo (Pesaro, Italy, 1968): Gran Premio de la Crítica
  • Festival Internacional de Manheim (West Germany, 1968): Premio del Publico; Premio FIPRESCI, Cines de Arte y Ensayo; Premio Ecuménico.
  • British Film Institute: Best Foreign Film (1974)
  • Crítica de Los Angeles: One of the Ten Best Films of the 1970s
  • Festival de Mérida (Venezuela, 1968): Best Film Prize
  • Semana de la crítica del Festival de Cannes (1969)

(Information from Fernando Solanas's official site.)


  1. ^ Sight and Sound [1]
  2. ^ Vincent Canby, "La Hora de Los Hornos (1968): Argentine Epic." New York Times (February 26, 1971).

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