As I mentioned a few blogs ago La Margarita was chosen as one of the locations for the Argentina short film Salome y El Forastero directed by Jorge Perez . It was an honour for me that the estancia was chosen as one of the locations for this story of love and ultimately tragedy about an event that happened in the pampas the 1930s. The reason I was particularly happy about being chosen was that as the director and writer explained they were, of course, looking for authentic film locations and that La Margarita fitted that need perfectly. In all the years I have owned La Margarita one important ambition for me was to keep the estancia as authentic as possible – I think the fact that it was chosen for this film has helped rubber stamped that ambition.
The filming took place over the past two weeks (Sept /Oct) and it was great to see the story acted out. One scene that was particularly important was the birthday of Salome – it was a big fiesta and for the scene the film director chose our staff and some guests who happened to be on La Margarita to be extras in the film - along with a few hundred more!
If you have a look on our Facebook page you will see some great photos taken by Susana (La Margarita boss) and Geraldine (the estancia volunteer) who both appear in the film. I will let you know in this blog when the film gets release- must say cant wait
This is David Cummings alias the English Gaucho saying hasta la vista