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Top Five Movies Picks

It’s a year of girl power at The Film Society’s Latinbeat 2003.


DayTripper: Valentina Bassi in A Lucky Day.  

The Swamp
Lucrecia Martel’s family drama is one of seven festival selections produced by the influential Argentine Lita Stantic, who will be honored this year.

A Lucky Day
Valentina Bassi stars in Sandra Gugliotta’s drama, set during the 2000 Buenos Aires riots.

Set in Israel, Maria Luisa Bemberg’s 1980 film is one of three selected features by the Argentine director.

Destiny Has No Favorites
Bombshell Angie Cepeda goofs off in this Peruvian farce about an unhappy housewife who rents out her home to a madcap soap-opera crew.

Francisca (. . . Which Side Are You On?)
In Eva López Sánchez’s romantic thriller, an East German spy blows his cover when he falls for a firebrand activist in Mexico City.

September 5 through 28
Walter Reade Theater
Film Society of Lincoln Center, W. 65th at Broadway


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  • From the May 20, 2005 issue of New York
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