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Director  Eduardo Mignogna
Music director  Baby Lopez Furst
Country  Argentina Spain
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Language  Spanish German
The Lighthouse (film) movie poster
Release date  April 16, 1998 (1998-04-16) (Argentina) May 22, 1998 (1998-05-22) (Spain)
Writer  Graciela Aguirre, Jose Antonio Felez, Eduardo Mignogna, Santiago Carlos Oves
Initial release  April 16, 1998 (Argentina)
Screenplay  Eduardo Mignogna, Santiago Carlos Oves, Jose Antonio Felez, Graciela Aguirre
Cast  Ingrid Rubio (Carmela / Memé), Jimena Barón (Aneta as a child), Norberto Díaz (Fernando)
Similar movies  Ricardo Darin movies, Movies about Argentina, Dramas

El faro (English: The Lighthouse) is a 1998 Argentine-Spanish drama film directed by Eduardo Mignogna. The film is also known in Spain as El faro del Sur.


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The screenplay was a collaborative effort of Graciela Aguirre, José Antonio Félez, Eduardo Mignogna, and Santiago Carlos Oves. It features Ingrid Rubio, Jimena Barón, among others. The film won numerous awards including the Goya Awards for Best Foreign Film.

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Two Argentine sisters, Memé and Aneta, are devastated when their mother dies in a fatal car crash. Memé, the elder, is also left lame with one badly scarred leg. The orphaned girls move to Uruguay to stay with their aunts. The sisters often argue, but they are actually very close. Memé flirts but has no luck with boys because of her injury.

On their own now, Memé works as a waitress where she gets to know Andy (Ricardo Darín).

Returning to Montevideo, they meet Dolores (Norma Aleandro), a friend of their late mother. Memé's affair with a man complicates her relationship with her sister. Then Andy invites the pair to his seaside retreat, a lighthouse where their rivalry continues.


  • Ingrid Rubio as Carmela (nicknamed Memé)
  • Ricardo Darín as Andy
  • Norma Aleandro as Dolores
  • Norberto Díaz as Fernando
  • Jorge Marrale as Miguel
  • Boy Olmi as Richard
  • Mariano Martínez as Javier
  • Jimena Barón as Aneta as a child
  • Florencia Bertotti as Aneta as a teen
  • Ina Casares as Angelita
  • Alejandra Aleano as Dolores
  • Roberto Vallejos as Michi
  • Oscar Ferrigno Jr. as Priest
  • Elcira Olivera Garcés as Encarna
  • Carmen Renard as Conserje
  • Paola Krum as Sonia
  • Mónica Lacoste as Dorita
  • Exhibition

    The film opened wide in Argentina on April 16, 1998. In Spain it opened on May 22, 1998. It was screened in the United States at the Miami Hispanic Film Festival, Miami, Florida.

    Home media

    The DVD (USA & territories, plus Canada) of El Faro was released on September 21, 2004 by Venevision.



  • Montréal World Film Festival: Best Actress, Ingrid Rubio, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Eduardo Mignogna; 1998.
  • Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Silver Condor, Best Actress (Mejor Actriz), Ingrid Rubio; Best Director (Mejor Director), Eduardo Mignogna; Best New Actress (Mejor Revelación Femenina), Jimena Barón; 1999.
  • Goya Awards: Goya, Best Spanish Language Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera de Habla Hispana), Eduardo Mignogna, Argentina; 1999.
  • Oslo Films from the South Festival: Audience Award, Eduardo Mignogna; 1999.
  • Nominations

  • Butaca Awards, Barcelona, Spain: Butaca, Best Catalan Film Actress (Millor actriu catalana de cinema), Ingrid Rubio; 1998.
  • Montréal World Film Festival: Grand Prix des Amériques, Eduardo Mignogna; 1998.
  • Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival: Golden Dolphin, Eduardo Mignogna; 1999.
  • Argentine Film Critics Association Awards: Silver Condor, Best Art Direction/Production Design (Mejor Dirección Artística/Escenografía), Abel Facello; Best Cinematography (Mejor Fotografía), Marcelo Camorino; Best Film (Mejor Película); Best Music (Mejor Música), Baby López Fürst; Best New Actress (Mejor Revelación Femenina), Florencia Bertotti; Best Screenplay, Original (Mejor Guión Original), Eduardo Mignogna, Santiago Carlos Oves, Graciela Aguirre, and José Antonio Félez; 1999.
  • References

    The Lighthouse (film) Wikipedia
    The Lighthouse (film) IMDb The Lighthouse (film)

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