la mirada jewels of spanish cinema

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Immerse yourself in the passion of Spanish culture and delight in films selected by Pedro Almodóvar 

Thursday 1 - Sunday 11 March 2007
Full $13 Concession $10 
Five Film Pass:
Full $55 Concession $45
Excludes opening/closing night sessions

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dark blue almost black

This debut feature is a subtle and very human comedy, achieved with a delightfully light touch.

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the spirit of the beehive

Considered the best Spanish movie of the 1970s, this lyrical masterpiece stars a six-year-old girl in her small Castillian village.

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Starring Viggo Mortensen, the stunning visuals of Alatriste were inspired by the work of painter Velazquez.

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Including Mar Coll's The Last Polaroid, Mario Iglesias' Mothers and the award-winning Party Wall by Argentinian director Gustavo Taretto.

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the railroad all-stars

Three members of a group of prostitutes living in Guatemala form a football team to draw attention to their treatment.

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salvador (puig antich)

Salvador was the last political prisioner to be executed in Spain by the garrotte.

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winter in baghdad

Winter in Baghdad is a chilling yet beautiful documentary shot before and after the invasion of Iraq.

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the landless: the paths to america

This activist documentary follows the Landless Movement in Brazil as they fight to improve conditions.

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aunt tula

This masterful examination of sexual tension and sacrifice is a 1960s classic and a precursor of the New Spanish Cinema.

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always blue days

This poignant documentary provides a human face for debates on historical memory.

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storm the skies

Featuring previously unseen archival footage, Storm the Skies is an amazing insight into the Soviet revolution.

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strange voyage

This extremely funny comedy is truly unique and absolutely unknown to the Australian audience.

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When a shy young boxer is jailed for a murder he didn't commit, he is forced to comply with the wishes of a corrupt policeman.

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the south

Estrella discovers something that leads her to believe that there has been another woman in her father's life.

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life and colour

It's 1974 in the Madrid neighbourhood of Las Islas and a fourteen-year-old is taking his first steps in the adventure of life.

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Including Dario Stegmar's Between Us and Ivan's See-Saw, and the multi-award-winning animation Cut! by Mario Iglesis.

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the executioner

Building to its horrifying conclusion, this brilliantly dark comedy has not lost its relevance.

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