Melbourne Filmoteca Archive 2009

Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American film

Melbourne Filmoteca is a non-profit, volunteer-run group that aims to provide a space for people with a broad range of interests and backgrounds to learn about and appreciate not only film and video from the regions, but also the language, music and cultures of Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

Monthly screenings in the ACMI Cinemas celebrate the richness of latin filmmaking, from classics to experimental new work.

Curated by Melbourne Filmoteca

Full $13 Concession $10


Explores Cuban history through the stories of three women living in different historical periods.

The Women of Brukman (Las mujeres de brukman)

Isaac Isitan actively follows the takeover of a Buenos Aires clothing factory by its workers.

The Silly Age (La edad de la peseta)

A bittersweet coming-of-age tale set in Havana in 1958.

The Story of the Pink Trunk (La historia del baúl rosado)

A gripping murder mystery set in Colombia in 1945.


Based on Cortázar's short story, a fashion photographer finds he may have photographed a murder.

Chicha tu Madre

From Gianfranco Quattrini, a fresh and authentic look at Peruvian suburban life through the eyes of a taxi driver at the crossroads of his destiny.


From young Mexican directors Laura Guzmán and Israel Cardenas, a coming of age meditation on the value of culture and the cost of progress.


A highly personal journey through the back alleys of the Americas, from Patagonia to Alaska, by Peruvian-Québécois filmmaker Carlos Ferrand.

bialet massé, un siglo despues (bialet massé: a century later)

Retracing the steps of Juan Bialet Massé, who in 1904 reported on appalling working conditions in Argentina, Sergio Iglesias finds little has changed.