Silvia Prieto (1999)

  • Neighboring Scenes
  • 1h 32m
  • Argentina
Last Chance to Rent Apr 12, 12:00 PM ET

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Silvia Prieto sells soap to passersby in busy city squares, pores over phone books to find women who share her name, and refuses to settle down with either of the two boyish men in her orbit. Rejtman’s radiant second feature, which follows Silvia (played by the singer Rosario Bléfari) for a short stretch of her life in Buenos Aires, is a comedy of details—like the statue that supposedly resembles Silvia and passes from owner to owner; the blazer Silvia permanently borrows from a wealthy male admirer; the chicken she buys every night—and occasional, quiet epiphanies. Silvia Prieto is one of the jewels of recent Argentine cinema, and one of Rejtman’s most perfectly realized films. Restoration undertaken by Museo del Cine in collaboration with EYE Filmmuseum.


Martín Rejtman





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