The Dark Side of the Heart
Directed byEliseo Subiela
Written byEliseo Subiela
Based onSelected poems
by Oliverio Girondo
Mario Benedetti
Juan Gelman
Produced bySuzanne Dussault
Roger Frappier
Susana Serebrenik
Fernando Sokolowicz
StarringDarío Grandinetti
Sandra Ballesteros
Nacha Guevara
CinematographyHugo Colace
Edited byMarcela Sáenz
Music byMário Clavel
Osvaldo Montes
Chico Novarro
Fito Páez
Release date
  • 21 May 1992 (1992-05-21)
Running time
127 minutes

The Dark Side of the Heart (Spanish: El lado oscuro del corazón) is a 1992 Argentine romantic drama surrealist film written and directed by Eliseo Subiela.[1] The film was selected as the Argentine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 65th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2][3] It is currently considered a cult film.[4]


See also


  1. ^ Clarke Fountain (2016). "The Dark Side of the Heart". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 25 March 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ "Foreign Oscar entries submitted". Variety. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  4. ^ The return of ‘The dark side of the heart’, by Jordi Costa: "A film that perfectly fits the concept of cult cinema is back in theaters: nobody gave a penny for it (at the time of its release), not even its director" 09-07-2017, El País (in Spanish)