After a very successful inaugural presentation last year, this film festival returns to further entertain and marvel audiences with a vast program of films from Latin countries including Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Cuba and Uruguay.
An exceptional variety of 27 films should ensure that there’s something for all tastes. Festival enthusiasts who enjoy to party won’t be disappointed with the special events included with several of the screenings.
Opening Night film You’re Killing Me Susana from Mexico is a romantic comedy which tells the story of an actor (Gael Garcia Bernal) whose life takes an unexpected and devastating turn when he discovers his wife (Veronica Echegui) falls in love with a poet. This spirited premiere is followed by Latin food, drinks and entertainment and should prove to be a highlight of the festival.
Hilarious comedy Tales Of An Immoral Couple, also from Mexico, tells the story of four former lovers who reunite after 25 years and fabricate spouses to convince each other they have moved on to new and more fulfilling relationships. A fiesta follows the screening with mouth-watering food, drink and Mexican dance music.
Movie-goers who fell in love with French world-wide box office hit The Intouchables should be delighted with the Argentinian remake Inseparable. The film of a wealthy quadriplegic who employs a happy-go-lucky man as his carer is preceded by Argentinean delicacies and also includes Malbec wines and empanadas. (MMo)
El Inca (Venezuela) – Sport enthusiasts should be thrilled by this biopic which details the career of World Boxing Champion Edwin ‘El Inca’ Valero.
Two Irenes (Brazil) – Two young girls who are both named Irene develop a bond when they uncover a secret which changes their lives.
Woodpeckers (Dominican Republic) – This film which garnered a Grand Jury Prize (World Cinema) nomination at the recent Sundance Film Festival, tells the true story of a man and woman who communicate by sign language in separate prisons.
Nov 14–29. Palace Norton Street & Palace Verona. $21.50-$70 (5 film pass). Tickets & Info: www.cinelatinofilmfestival.com.au