Returned the other day from my trip to the Festivale Internationale Cine de Mar del Plata - that 5 hour car ride I mentioned? On the return trip, it was 7 hours on a small bus and I think I was one of 2 people aboard who actually made my flight (the others were left to stay another 24 hours in Buenos Aires). So while the festival itself is quite marvelous, the comings and goings are not without some trials.
We had some amazing screenings of the film and the weather was mostly warm and sunny, as befits late summer on the coast of Argentina. The people I met were wonderful - and our evenings together, as illustrated below, were warm and Malbec-soaked. Here's an extended peak at dinner and the subsequent late Friday night party in Mar del Plata: