Juan Moreira

Juan Moreira

Original Title : Juan Moreira
English Title : Juan Moreira
Language : Spanish
Year : 1973
Runtime : 102mins
Director : Leonardo Favio Venue: City Pride - Satara Road
Screen: Screen 4
Showtime: 13th Jan 2018, 11.30 a.m.

Festivals & Awards

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards 1974.


This iconic film is based on the homonymous novel by Eduardo Gutiérrez, which narrates the life of the famous Argentine outlaw, gaucho (cowboy) and folk hero Juan Moreira. In the late nineteenth century, the mule driver Juan Moreira is a good gaucho (cowboy) and worker who, like many others, is subjected to abuse and humiliation by the powerful people, either the police or landlords. Moreira faces the oppressors and takes the stand. His story is spread among the countrymen and workers, thus obtaining him the respect and admiration of the people. His prestige makes him a figure that is first sought by the political parties for elections, but soon, he becomes a wild card of war. This all happens during the time of the so-called Revolution of 1874.

Director’s Biography

Leonardo Favio