Hola Mexico Film Festival


The Hola Mexico Film Festival returns with a program of award-winning films, including Michael Rowe's Leap Year (Anio biciesto) and Berlin triumphs Revolución and To The Sea (Alamar).

The program also features an unsurpassable selection of documentaries, plus a tribute to Carlos Carrera, one of Mexico's finest directors, who will personally present three of his films.

Friday 22 October - Sunday 31 October 2010
Full $14.50 Concession $12
Revolution Pass: $200 (20 films including opening night and closing night)
Gold Pass: $120 (10 films excluding opening night)
Silver Pass: $65 (5 films excluding opening night)
Opening Night Fiesta: Full $45 Concession $40
Opening Night Fiesta early bird (until October 18): $30

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Ten voices from Mexican cinema celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Mexican revolution.

Leap Year (Año Biciesto)

Laura is a single, 25-year-old journalist who lives in a small apartment in Mexico City.

Presumed Guilty (Presunto Culpable)

A film that justifies the increasing trend in cinematographic documentaries. A must see!

The Half of the World (La Mitad de Mundo)

The sexual awakening of Mingo, a shy and innocent young man with a mild mental retardation.

Bitten Bullet (Bala Mordida)

The film of Diego Muñoz is a fiction that resembles reality in an unbelievable way.

The Dossier Attempt (El Atentado)

The story of Arnulfo Arroyo who attempts to assassinate Mexican dictator Porfirio Diaz.


This comedy gives true meaning to grandma's ageless advice: dirty laundry is washed at home

Sins of my Father (Pecados de mi Padre)

A revealing documentary about the son of the notorious Pablo Escobar.

Back to Life (Vuelve a la Vida)

Shot in Acapulco, this film takes us on a journey in the life of a family that inhabits this beach.

Only God Knows (Solo Dio Sabe)

A desperate Brazilian student accepts a ride from a striking stranger.


Abel tells the story of a young boy who returns home after a stay in a psychiatric ward.

One Day Less (Un Dia Menos)

This charming film tells us the story of an elderly couple living out their last years.

Calling an Angel (Llamando Un Angel)

A mistaken phone call unites three characters who do not know each other.

El Circo (Circus)

In this striking documentary, Schock show us what goes on behind the curtains of the circus.

Northless (Norteado)

Incredibly charming, the film shows us another side of the immigration issue.

We Are What We Are (Somos Lo Que Hay)

A Mexican cannibal family in modern Mexico is the setting for this incredible art drama.

The Crime of Father Amaro (El Crimen del Padre Amaro)

Father Amaro is sent to a small parish church to assist the aging Father Benito in his daily work.

To The Sea (Alamar)

Jorge takes son Natan on a trip to teach him about his Mayan origins in Mexico.

Benjamin's Women (La Mujer de Banjamin)

Carlos Carrera's first feature film.

On Childhood (De la Infancia)

De la Infancia brings to life the poignant view of a domestically violent house.

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