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The Good Intentions
Australian Premiere
Reel Latino
LAS BUENAS INTENCIONES

Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival to instant acclaim, Ana García Blaya’s charming The Good Intentions follows a child forced to take action when her parents’ divorce threatens to separate her from her beloved father. Set in Argentina during the economic slump of the 1990s, Amanda (Amanda Minujin) is 10 years old, with two younger siblings and parents Cecilia (Jazmin Stuart) and Gustavo (Javier Drolas) who are like chalk and cheese. While Cecilia offers a more traditionally stable home, slacker Gustavo co-owns a record store which struggles to provide him with the means to pay child support.

When her mother announces they are starting a new life in Paraguay with her new partner, Amanda is determined not to leave the father she dearly loves. So, she takes matters into her own hands, hatching a scheme to stay in Argentina with her father. A poignant, semi-autobiographical film about love, loyalty and family, The Good Intentions features the best Argentinian rock songs from the 90s and shows how some bonds refuse to be broken.

Touching, wry and very likeable.
The Hollywood Reporter
Director
Ana García Blaya
Cast
Javier Drolas, Amanda Minujin, Ezequiel Fontenla, Jazmin Stuart
2019 | 86 min | Argentina | Drama, Comedy
Spanish with English subs

Festivals & Awards

WINNER
TCM Youth Award, San Sebastián Film Festival 2019
WINNER
Special Jury Prize, Havana Film Festival 2019
WINNER
Best First Work, Best New Actor, Best New Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina 2019

Session Times & Buy Tickets

Sydney
Canberra

Palace Electric

Melbourne
Adelaide

Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas

Brisbane

Palace Barracks

Palace James St

Byron Bay

Palace Byron Bay