Whistleblowers like Edward Snowden garner respect and authority by sacrificing their own safety and freedom for the betterment of society, ultimately an effort to save lives. Bernardo Britto’s film “Jacqueline (Argentine)” explores a different kind of political whistleblower, one who’s a little less concerned with uncovering the truth and a little more concerned with hanging out.
The film follows a filmmaker (Wyatt Cenac) who receives a series of panicked emails and phones from Jacqueline Dumont (Camille Rutherford), a young French woman, who is living in exile in Argentina after leaking confidential government secrets that detailed a planned assassination. The filmmaker and his crew travel from Miami to Argentina to document her exile and to uncover the conspiracy, but soon discover that Jacqueline is more interested in having fun in Argentina than exposing the truth. But the filmmaker and his team continue to film Jacqueline in the hopes they’ll find something new and real. Watch the trailer for the film below and check out the poster as well.
“Jacqueline (Argentine)” premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, then traveling to the RiverRun International Film Festival in North Carolina and the Munich International Film Festival. It will open in theaters and VOD on October 21 from Gunpowder & Sky.
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