hola mexico film festival

blood of my blood
Blood of my Blood (Sangre de mi Sangre)
Now in its third year, the Hola Mexico Film Festival returns to ACMI with its biggest program yet.

This third instalment is set to prove the unchallenging position of Mexico as one of the top filmmaking countries in the world, including features, documentaries, shorts, and even a children's program!

The festival begins with an opening night fiesta flowing with food, drinks, and music, and over the course of the week we invite you to journey to Mexico, through the experience of some top quality cinematic works.

Monday 15 December - Sunday 21 December 2008
Single Sessions > Full $14.50 Concession $12
(excluding Opening Night Fiesta, Mexican Grindhouse and A Film About Eggs / Posada - see sessions below for ticketing details)
Gold Pass (10 films) $120
Silver Pass (5 films ) $65

opening night fiesta

Opening Night Fiesta is the biggest Mexican party in Melbourne, with a screening of Teos Journey followed by Mexican food, drinks, and live music!

40 days (40 días)

Three young Mexicans begin a road trip through Mexico and beyond - in forty days they will learn more about themselves than they expect or want.

burn the bridges (quemar las naves)

A brother, a sister and their dying mother are caught between desire, death and yearnings for the future in this remarkable film.

aurora boreal

In his first feature film, Sergio Tovar Velarde has created a moving portrait of a young boy seeking redemption.

the old thieves (ladrones viejos)

Everardo González paints a chilling yet humorous portrait of the Mexican criminal underworld, with focus on the legendary '60s outlaw El Carrizos.

the zone (la zona)

A wealthy compound is broken into by smalltime thieves, and when of the burglars is trapped, the people from La Zona seek justice on their own terms.

short shorts

An excellent compilation of short films from some of Mexico's most exciting directors.

blood of my blood (sangre de mi sangre)

An exhilarating and provocative thriller from newcomer Christopher Zalla exposes the dark side of the American dream.

mexican grindhouse

Don't miss these two cult classics starring Lorena Velazquez, the quintessential vamp of Mexican B-movies, presented back-to-back for $20!

a film about eggs (una película de huevos)

An animated adventure for all the family, tells the story of an egg named Toto who decides he doesn't want to become breakfast. Followed by a Posada!

teo's journey (el viaje de teo)

Eri Canete won Best Actor at the 2008 Montreal World Film Festival for his portrayal of a young boy fleeing the US with his criminal father.

the desert within (desierto adentro)

Convinced that God's wrath will manifest in the premature death of his children, a sinful man dedicates his life to the construction of a church.

the toast (el brindis)

Invited by her father who has been absent most of her life, an insecure woman travels to Chile, where she confronts the sweet and sour sides of life.

all inclusive

A family on vacation at a lush resort are forced to remain locked in a single room together as a hurricane rages outside.

it's better if gabriela doesn't die

A popular telenovela writer talks his way out of a traffic ticket by supplying the policeman with plot developments, with unexpected consequences.


Y Tu Mama Tambien star Gael García Bernal makes his directorial debut with this study of the class system in Mexico centred on a rowdy house party.

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