I Miss You
Director Fabián Hofman's semi-autobiographical film weaves a nostalgic and moving account of two brothers coming of age against the backdrop of Argentina's brutal military dictatorship during the 1970s.
Fifteen-year-old Javier looks up to his older brother Adrian, who leads a band of political dissidents while also serving in the army. Following the military takeover, their parents brace themselves for difficult times, hoping that a low profile will see the family through.
But when Adrian vanishes, Javier is sent away to safety to live with relatives in Mexico, and this ordinary, middle-class Jewish family must struggle to come to terms with the dark shadow that has been cast over their lives.
This memorable film exposes an era in Argentine history when thousands of political activists, including a disproportionate number of Jews, were 'disappeared' by the régime (while thousands of others were driven into exile) in what became known as Argentina's Dirty War.