A foreign language, distinct habits, strange surroundings. Moving from Poland to Argentina at the age of eight is a dumbfounding experience for Janek. Facing new surroundings is not easy at first. Soon he, however, bef...展开riends a local girl, Marcia, and the foreign life begins to feel more tolerable. Still, the realities of everyday life in a poor village cast a shadow on their games. Despite her young age, Marcia has to take responsibility for her family.
Through his son’s eyes, Wojciech Staroń depicts life in the Azara village in northeast Argentina. The filmmaker moved to the village with his family after his wife’s work. The film was shot over two years, resulting in a touchingly beautiful documentary that sheds light on a child’s world and on the differences between countries.
Skillfully executed The Argentinian Lesson has won numerous prizes on international film festivals.