La Mirada Film Festival 2011

Bon Appétit
Bon Appétit
A showcase of the best classic and contemporary films in Spanish language cinema.

Co-programmed by Pedro Almodóvar with guest curators Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain), Ken Loach (The Wind that Shakes the Barley), Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth) and Antonio Banderas.

Enjoy entertainment, treats and beverages at La Mirada Lounge with special events 'Mexican Fiesta and Film' and 'Spanish Cuisine and Film', alongside the popular opening and closing night galas.

Thursday 14 April - Tuesday 26 April 2011
Full $16 Concession/ACMI Members $12
5 Film Pass (excludes special events): Full $72 Concession/ACMI Members $52
Opening Night Gala: Full $49 Concession/ACMI Members $42
Closing Night Gala: Full $32 Concession/ACMI Members $25
Spanish Cuisine and Film: Full $26 Concession/ACMI Members $22
Mexican Fiesta and Film: Full $26 Concession/ACMI Members $22

Visit http://www.lamirada.org.au/ for more information

Announcing special encore screenings of Medianeras, Abel and Even the Rain on Tuesday 26 April!

Special Events

Spanish Cuisine and Film

La Mirada invites you to indulge in a leisurely lunch, followed by a screening of Bon Appétit.


Mexican Fiesta and Film

Celebrate Mexican culture at the La Mirada Lounge with a fanfare of food, tequila and cocktails.


Film Program

Medianeras

Award-winning director Gustavo Taretto's stunning debut is the opening film of La Mirada 2011.


Even the Rain (También la lluvia)

A beautifully told, compelling indictment of the plight of Latin America's dispossessed.


Abel

In his father's absence, a peculiar boy takes over as the man of the family.


Maria and I (María y Yo)

A sincere depiction of the loving relationship between a comic artist and his autistic daughter.


Puzzle (Rompecabezas)

A wonderfully crafted film starring two of Argentina's best actors, María Onetto and Gabriel Goity.


Lovestorming (No controles)

An endearing comedy about a man in abnormal circumstances who tries to win back his ex-girlfriend.


Black Bread (Pa negre)

Agustí Villaronga masterfully directs this suspenseful film set in the forests of Catalonia.


Bon Appétit

A bittersweet comedy about a Basque chef who falls in love with a German sommelier.


Brother and Sister (Dos hermanos)

A humorous study of the fraught relationship between a brother and sister in their 60s.


Rowing With the Wind (Remando al viento)

A cult classic recreating a mythical moment in literature. Selected by Pedro Almodóvar.


Welcome Mr. Marshall! (Bienvenido Mr. Marshall!)

One of Spain's finest comedies. Selected for screening by Antonio Banderas and Pedro Almodóvar.


Blog

Elena Trapé's engaging debut is an honest and fresh portrait of youths who refuse to be stereotyped.


La Mirada de Ken Loach

The uncompromising Ken Loach selects a film exclusively for La Mirada, to be revealed on the night.


Guest

A poetic, thought-provoking, lyrical film from a maverick of Spanish cinema, José Luis Guerin.


Every Song is About Me (Todas las canciones hablan de mí)

Jonás Trueba's first feature film is a captivating portrait of a young man and the girl he likes.


The Vampire (El vampiro)

This 1957 cult classic is rated as one of Mexico's top 40 films. Selected by Guillermo del Toro.


Brainiac (El Barón del Terror)

This Gothic horror classic has influenced a generation of filmmakers. Curated by Guillermo del Toro.


Norberto's Deadline (Norberto apenas tarde)

A dark comedy about a man who finds his passion for theatre while trying to overcome his shyness.


Alone (Solas)

This contemporary classic is one of the most moving dramas in modern Spanish cinema.


The Lucky Star (La buena estrella)

Three crippled characters struggle to escape their tortured pasts. Selected by Pedro Almodóvar.


La Mirada de Ang Lee

Ang Lee, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, selects a film exclusively for La Mirada.


Jamon Jamon (Jamón jamón)

Bigas Luna's idiosyncratic portrait of Spain, starring a young Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem.


Cabeza de Vaca

Based on a true story of a Spanish conquistador shipwrecked in 1528. Curated by Guillermo del Toro.


All Night Long (La noche que no acaba)

A dazzling film revisiting the life and work of Ava Gardner while she lived in Spain in the 1950s.


Phase 7 (Fase 7)

Directed by Nicolás Goldbart, La Mirada's closing night film mixes dark comedy with science fiction.


 
 
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