2013 Events » Latin American Film Festival
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.