Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre presents

LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

5 - 8 September 2013

A selection of recent films from Argentina, Brazil , Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Festival includes a wide range of genres, topics and styles, providing an opportunity for audiences to immerse themselves into the cultural and social aspects of the participating countries.

 

Genesis Energy Theatre

Entry by Donation

 

 


MI MEJOR ENEMIGO | MY BEST ENEMY

Thursday 5 September | 6pm

(2004) Chile, drama/war, 100 minutes

Two bands of rival soldiers discover they have more in common than they ever imagined.

 

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CILANTRO Y PEREJIL | RECIPES TO STAY TOGETHER

Thursday 5 September | 8pm

(1995) Mexico, comedy/romance, 90 minutes

This is a comedy about couples within the same family, stricken by crisis, leading to the philosophical and practical question: is it worthwhile to stay together?

 

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MEDIANERAS | SIDEWALLS

Friday 6 September | 6pm

(2011) Argentina, romantic/comedy, 95 minutes

Martin is a phobic in recovery process. Little by little he manages to step out of the isolation of his one-room apartment and his virtual reality.  Mariana just broke up after a long relationship.  Her head is a mess, just like the apartment she takes refuge in.

 

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PESCADOR

Friday 6 September | 8pm

(2011) Ecuador, drama, 96 minutes

Blanquito is 30 years old and lives with his mother in a fisherman village on the coast of Ecuador. A shipment of cocaine miraculously washes up on the beach one day giving him the opportunity to finally leave the village in search of his father (a well-known politician) and a better life.

 

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A MI ME GUSTS | THE WAY I LIKE IT

Saturday 7 September | 11am

(2008) Venezuela, comedy/romance/cooking, 87 minutes

Margarita's dreams to become a famous chef come to a halt when immigration kick her out of England - her arrival in Venezuela is very painful.

 

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EL ABUELO | THE GRANDFATHER

Saturday 7 September | 2pm

(1998) Spain, drama, 147 minutes

Asturias, at the turn of the 20th century.  Don Rodrigo de Arista Potestad, the Count of Albrit, Señor de Jerusa y de Polán, is an eccentric aristocrat who thought he knew what honour was.

 

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MAL DIA PARA PESCAR | BAD DAY TO GO FISHING

Saturday 7 September | 8pm

(2009) Uruguay, drama/comedy, 107 minutes

Jacob van Oppen - formerly "the strongest man on earth", now a washed-up alcoholic, and his crafty manager, Orsini, make good money staging bogus wrestling matched in small South American towns.

 

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HABANASTATION

Sunday 8 September | 11am

(2011) Cuba, drama/kids, 95 minute

The film depicts a view of everyday Cuban life through the eyes of Mayito, a young student and child of a wealthy jazz musician. When he gets lost during a May Day Celebration he discovers a new and exciting world, so close, yet so far from his own.

 

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COLEGAS | BUDDIES

Sunday 8 September | 2pm

(2012) Brazil, comedy, 103 minutes

This road movie is a poetical and fun portrayal of the simple things in life through the eyes of three characters with Down Syndrome.

 

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DIOSES | GODS

Sunday 8 September | 8pm

(2008) Peru, drama, 91 minutes The film explores the world of a wealthy family burdened by their dysfunctional tendencies and indulgent lifestyle.

 

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