Argentine director Tristán Bauer won the best feature award at this year's Tribeca Film Festival with the searing Blessed by Fire. The film is an examination of the Falkland Islands War through the eyes of an Argentine solider who fought in the conflict, and has had a powerful effect on virtually everyone who has seen it (including our own Christopher Campbell). For his next project, though, Bauer is moving in a different direction -- he'll be helming a documentary about the Argentina-born revolutionary, Che Guevara.

According to a report in Variety, the movie will be based on a host of Guevara material currently held by his widow. Among the archived items are "personal letters, photos, writings and other paraphernalia," all of which Bauer will mine for his film, which he says will be "an intimate look at the thinking and the humanity" of the Cuban leader. The hope is that the film will be ready for release sometime next year so, assuming the latest update from Steven Soderbergh still holds, the doc will beat Soderbergh's Che (a fictional look at the figure, starring a creepily well-cast Benicio Del Toro) into theaters by a wide margin.
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