Hola Mexico Film Festival

Silvestre Pantaleon
Silvestre Pantaleon
The 7th Hola Mexico Film Festival returns with its strongest and most eclectic selection of films to date.

With 15 Australian premieres and a powerful documentary selection exploring the changing course of contemporary Mexico, get ready to say adios to clichés and hola to México!

Friday 19 October - Sunday 28 October 2012
Full $17 Concession/ACMI Member $14
Gold Pass (10 films): Full $150 Concession/ACMI Member $130
Silver Pass (6 films*): Full $84 Concession/ACMI Member $66
Opening Night Fiesta (Mariachi Gringo): Full $49 Concession/ACMI Member $40
Closing Night (The Zebra): Full $20 Concession/ACMI Member $15

NB > Passes can only be purchased by phone (03 8663 2583) or in person at the Tickets & Information Desk.
* Excludes Opening and Closing night films.

Mariachi Gringo

This musical tour-de-force is the official opening night selection for the Hola Mexico Film Festival 2012.

A Better Life (Una vida mejor)

A struggling gardener is determined to move his son out of LA to a new school, away from the gangs that plague the city.

Richness of Internal Space (Espacio interior)

Lazaro (Kunno Becker, 'Goal') is kidnapped and thrown in a tiny room, completely isolated from the outside world.

Barely Passing (¡De panzazo!)

Mexico's top documentarian joins forces with a TV newscaster to uncover the realities of today's Mexican education system.

The Compass is Carried by the Dead Man (La brujula la lleve el muerto)

After the passing of his mother, 13-year-old Chencho decides to go to Chicago in search of his older brother.

Meko Sayane: A portrait of Pierre B. (Meko Seyane: Un retrato de Pierre B.) + Silvestre Pantaleón

The lives of two Mexicans in two very different films.

Donkeys (Burros)

Donkeys is the story of Lautaro, a ten-year-old child who is sent to live with an aunt after his father is killed.

Drought (Cuates de Australia)

Los Cuates de Australia, a small town in Northeast Mexico, undertakes a mass exodus to look for water during drought.

Los Chidos

A satirical, socio-political commentary on the dynamic relationships between exploiter and exploited.

Cinnamon (Canela)

Tradition, family and a love of cooking are a little girl's gifts as she touches the lives of the people she loves.

Felix: Self-Fictions of a Smuggler (Félix: autoficciones de un traficante)

This feature documentary reveals the world of human trafficking through the eyes of a smuggler, Felix.

Gimme the Power

A rockumentary about Molotov, considered to be Mexico's biggest rock band and the soundtrack to the country's key political changes.

For Greater Glory (Cristiada)

Featuring Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria, 'For Greater Glory' chronicles the real story of the 1920s Cristeros War in Mexico.

The Nativity Play (Pastorela)

Chucho has played the Devil in his town's traditional Nativity Play for many years. It seems this Christmas, things have changed.

Surprise Screening

This special surprise screening is a first for the Hola Mexico Film Festival.

The Zebra (La Cebra)

In this year's Closing Night Film, Leandro and Odón embark on a journey with a 'gringo' horse in tow.

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