2 - 6 November 2016 | By Donation

A selection of recent films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, 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.

Brought to you by the Latin American and Spanish Embassies in New Zealand and Australia, with the support of Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre.

Please note there are no films on Friday 4 November and all films have English subtitles.

No (Chile)

Wednesday 2 November 2016 | 6pm

Drama | Rating: M

When Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, facing international pressure, calls for a referendum on his presidency in 1988, opposition leaders persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra to spearhead their campaign who devises an audacious plan to win the election and free their country from oppression.

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Ana's film/La peclicula de Ana (Cuba)

Wednesday 2 November 2016 | 8pm

Fiction | Rating: R16

An actress without much luck decides to test her artistic abilities and becomes an audiovisual director. She dares to shoot an unusual "documentary" about prostitution in Cuba, which includes herself among the main characters.

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I am Still/Sigo Siendo (Peru)

Thursday 3 November 2016 | 6pm

Musical Documentary | Rating: G

The cultural diversity of Peru is reflected in its great variety of musical genres like Huayno, Yaravi and Creole Waltz. This documentary of Javier Corcuera presents several Peruvian musicians, who tells their personal stories and their effort for keep alive their culture and native language through song.

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No Rest for the Wicked (Spain)

Thursday 3 November 2016 | 8pm

Thriller | Rating: R16

"No rest for the wicked" puts us in Madrid on any given Sunday in which Police inspector Santos Trinidad is involved in a triple murder while super drunk on his way home. With a witness who manages to escape and could incriminate him Santos begins the hunt for the man and an investigation to locate and eliminate the witness.

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The Accordion's Voyage/El Viaje del acordeon (Colombia)

Saturday 5 November 2016 | 11am

Documentary | Rating: PG

For sixteen years the Colombian accordion virtuoso Manuel Vega and his group have been trying to win the world's most important Vallenato music festival in Valledupar. One day an invitation arrives to play with the Hohner accordion orchestra in Germany and the group embark on an epic journey that will change their lives forever.

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So Much Water/Tanta Agua (Uruguay)

Saturday 5 November 2016 | 1pm

Drama | Rating: M

Lucia is 14 years old. Her parents are divorced and she rarely sees her father. When visiting him in a cabin in the countryside her brother Alberto tries to fix the failure that this family outing has become by distracting them... but the more he tries the less it works.

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Waste Land (Brazil)

Saturday 5 November 2016 | 6pm

Documentary | Rating: M

Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his Brooklyn home to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

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Vinyl Days/Dias de vinilo (Argentina)

Saturday 5 November 2016 | 8pm

Comedy-Romance | Rating: M

Damián, Facundo, Luciano and Marcelo have been inseparable friends since childhood, all sharing a passion for classic rock & roll on vinyl. Amidst various Rock and Roll dreams being chased sparks fly, and the lives of all four friends turn upside down.

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The Blue Apple Tree (Venezuela)

Sunday 6 November 2016 | 1pm

Drama | Rating: M

11 year old Diego is obliged to spend the holidays with his grandfather, whom he has just met, in the Venezuelan Andes. It is a completely new world: no TV, cellphone or electrical lights, however, there is a magical apple tree that marks him for the rest of his life.

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The Dream of Lu/El sueno de Lu (Mexico)

Sunday 6 November 2016 | 6pm

Drama | Rating: M

Lucia is a single mother who loses her only child, Sebastian, at five years of age and is overwhelmed by grief. An emotional, intimate, intense film with a universal theme and an extraordinary performance that puts the viewer hand in hand with the protagonist.

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Rage/Rabia (Ecuador)

Sunday 6 November 2016 | 8pm

Drama-Romance | Rating: R16

Based on a novel by Sergio Bizzio, Rage tells the suspenseful story of a pair of Latin American immigrants who fall in love. José María, a hot-headed builder, and Rosa, a housekeeper, embark on a passionate and forbidden relationship.


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