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Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #28. La práctica – Martín Rejtman

Top 150 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2020: #28. La práctica – Martín Rejtman

La práctica

It’s already been five years since Martín Rejtman’s (one of the key figures of New Argentine Cinema) last film, 2014’s Two Shots Fired (though just this year, his short film Shakti was in Berlin). Rejtman has stated his lasted project, The Practice, which will be hist first film shot outside of Argentina, is one he’s been subconsciously prepping for the last two decades. The project became a five country co-production in 2019 between Rosa Films (Portugal), La Unión de los Ríos (Argentina), Forastero (Chile), The Film Kitchen (Netherlands), Pandora Films (Germany), and Interior XIII (Mexico) and will be headlined by Esteban Bigliardi (recently of La Flor, Murder Me, Monster and The Summit). Rejtman has thrice competed for Locarno’s Golden Leopard (Cropped Head, 1992; The Magic Gloves, 2003; Two Shot Fired, 2014).

MUBI World Cinema

Gist: In The Practice, Argentine yoga instructor Gustavo resides in Chile, and a recent injury prohibits him from continuing his yoga practice after losing his wife and home, which leads to a variety of absurd interactions in this naturalistic comedy.

Release Date/Prediction: Rejtman’s latest was scheduled for production at the end of 2019—without any delays, we’d be looking at Rejtman to potentially return to Locarno or potentially make an entrance in Venice 2020.

Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is IONCINEMA.com's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), FIPRESCI, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2023: The Beast (Bonello) Poor Things (Lanthimos), Master Gardener (Schrader). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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