melbourne latin american film festival

Thursday 23 February - Monday 27 February 2006

With twenty films from nine countries screening over five days, the latest instalment of the Melbourne Latin American Film Festival is the biggest and brightest yet.

The films encompass a greater range of styles, subjects and countries than ever before.

Highlights include opening night film Viva Cuba followed by a bigger-than-ever Latin American fiesta with live Latin music, food and drink, DJs, piñatas and prizes; a spotlight on Argentina with docos, animation and features; a documentary program of thirteen films, the blacker-than-black comedy of Colombia's Como Del Gato Y El Raton (A Game of Cat and Mouse) and closing night film Cidade Baixa (Lower City), the spectacular new film from the makers of City of God and Motorcycle Diaries

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Melbourne Latin American Film Festival (MLAFF) is presented by Melbourne Filmoteca: Latin American, Spanish & Portuguese Film Group in association with ACMI. All films unclassified 18+. Major sponsor: LAN Airlines

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viva cuba

Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, two children run away from home so that they won't be separated in this charming road movie.

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nada (nothing more)

A female postal worker livens up her existence by romantically responding to the mail she is supposed to deliver.

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mercano el marciano (mercano the martian)

Mercano, a man from Mars, lands in Buenos Aires to avenge the death of his pet in this irreverent animation. Screens with short Proyecto Santiago.

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viola chilensis (the story of violeta parra)

The first film about the life and work of one of Chile's most celebrated artists, Violeta Parra.

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dias de carton (cardboard days) + oscar

Politics of poverty in Buenos Aires is explored through the community who haunt the streets at night to scavenge for cardboard. Screens with Oscar.

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edificio master

Edificio Master examines the life of the residents in a high-rise apartment in Rio de Janeiro just metres from Copacabana beach.

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el bonaerense

A subtle, melancholy investigation of working-class hardship and police corruption in Buenos Aires.

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inventos: hip hop in cubano + resistencia: hop hop in columbia

Inventos follows Hip Hop pioneers to their homes, the stage and travelling abroad for the first time. Screens with Resistencia: Hip Hop in Colombia.

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juchitan queer paradise

The extraordinary real-life story of Juchitan, a town in southern Mexico where homosexuality is completely accepted as a third gender.

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i wonder what you will remember of september + uxuf xipai: el despojo

This documentary examines the resistance of the Mapuche Indians in Chile. Screens with I Wonder What You Will Remember of September.

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Charting the life and legacy of the Argentinean guerrilla filmmaker Raymundo Gleyzer, the father of militant cinema.

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el cambio es hoy! (change now!)

Ordinary Salvadoreans reveal their hope of a better future for their troubled country. Screens with new short films from El Salvador.

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venezuela que pasa?

A lively look at the political hotbed of modern day Venezuela under larger-than-life left-wing president Hugo Chavez.

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cidade baixa (lower city)

The spectacular new Brazilian film from the makers of City of God and Motorcycle Diaries.

Thu 23 Feb - Mon 27 Feb 2006

Single Session: Full $13 Concession $10
Opening Night Film and Fiesta: Full $20 Concession $15
Five Film Pass (excludes Opening Night): Full $55 Concession $45
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