Garage Olimpo


1h 38m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Maria lives in a poor neighborhood of Buenos Aires during the time of the military dictatorship. She teaches reading and writing locally and lives with her mother, who owns a boarding house. One of the tenants is shy Felix, who is in love with Maria. However, Maria is also part of a group that oppos

Film Details

Release Date
1999
Location
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Maria lives in a poor neighborhood of Buenos Aires during the time of the military dictatorship. She teaches reading and writing locally and lives with her mother, who owns a boarding house. One of the tenants is shy Felix, who is in love with Maria. However, Maria is also part of a group that opposes the regime, and one day she is arrested and taken to the infamous garage Olimpo, a torture center. And there, once again, she meets Felix...

Film Details

Release Date
1999
Location
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Phoenix Prize for Best Film that salutes the outsider spirit at the 2000 Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Released in United States June 2000

Released in United States March 2000

Released in United States May 1999

Released in United States September 1999

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 12-23, 1999.

Shown at Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York City June 14-29, 2000.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 2-12, 2000.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 9-18, 1999.

Released in United States March 2000 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 2-12, 2000.)

Released in United States May 1999 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard) May 12-23, 1999.)

Released in United States June 2000 (Shown at Human Rights Watch International Film Festival in New York City June 14-29, 2000.)

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 9-18, 1999.)