New Release: Una Semana Solos (A Week Alone) DVD

Vanguard released the acclaimed Argentinian film Una Semana Solos (A Week Alone) on DVD on April 26, 2011.

The movie stars a cast of Argentinian children, none of them professional actors. The story revolves around the one week that this group of children, ages 7 through 14, are left home alone at a house in a secluded community in the countryside. Their innocence is gradually corrupted as they experiment with rule-breaking, ultimately leading to house break-ins around the neighborhood. The arrival of the maid’s son, a teenager of lesser privilege, exposes prejudice and ferocity, climaxing with crimes that force the children to re-examine their actions.

A selection at some 35 international film festivals (and the winner of Best Film at both the Munich International Film Festival and Cine de Gijon), Una Semana Solos was “presented” by Martin Scorsese, who mentored Murga after she won a filmmaking grant sponsored by Rolex. Reportedly, Scorsese was was so impressed with Murga’s completed film that he invited her to spend seven weeks on the set of his Shutter Island as a guest observer.

On DVD, which carries a list price of $19.95, the movie is presented in Spanish with English subtitles.

Check out the film’s trailer:


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