13th Latin American Film Festival
Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) is proud to support the 13th LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL presented by the Latin American Embassies in Canberra
AUGUST 18th - 30th @ The Leonard Huxley Theatre (ANU)
7pm - 9pm for 13 consecutive days of Latin American Films.
FRIDAY AUGUST 18th
Otros 4 Litros (The Four Beers)
Guatemala - Black Comedy - 2016
Thirty-something friends Chente, Linares y Mijo set out on a journey to Lake Atitlan, to fulfill the last wish of their recently deceased childhood friend, Chacha: to throw his ashes into the lake and drink the last four beers in his name. On their way, they run over a police officer. Giving him up for dead, the three friends shove the body in the trunk of their car…and that’s when the fun really starts as they face one outrageous situation after another forcing each one of them to come to terms with their own existential crisis.
SATURDAY AUGUST 19th
La Chiperita (By The Road)
Paraguay - Drama/Romance - 2015
In a little Paraguayan town lives Virgilia, a shy and innocent chipa vendor that spends her days in love of Walter, her best friend since childhood, the local cute boy that works in the toll post by the road opposite her chipa post. With Virgilia and her closest love ones, we will live a simple love story, suitable for all audiences, that will narrate the life of the rural Paraguay, with its famous Paraguayan chiperas as the main characters.
SUNDAY AUGUST 20th
Peru - Comedy/Family - 2016
Rafo is a divorced father in his forties who lives like a single in his twenties until his cute and determined dauther of 11 years old, Margarita, knock his door and move in to his house without previous notice. The life of Rafo will give a dramatic, chaotic and funny shake up through which he will discover himself and other people like Claudia, his pretty neighbour. Margarita will change the life of Rafo and everybody around her, forever
MONDAY AUGUST 21st
Rambleras (Promenade Women)
Uruguay - Comedy - 2013
Three women - a single girl, scared of being alone forever, another whose man is still attached to his ex-wife and an old lady who has nobody left - will learn from each other that it's always possible to shift and get out of one's current existence.
TUESDAY AUGUST 22nd
Papita Mani Toston (Take Me Out)
Venezuela - Comedy - 2013
When Andres, a lifelong fan from Leones Del Caracas receives by mistake tickets for the VIP area of the Navegantes Del Magallanes, he doesn't imagine that he will meet Julissa, that is number one fan of his rivals. They both falls in love but to be together, they will have to pretend to be fans of the opposing team, getting their families and friends confused and angry, causing the funniest situations.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23rd
Sin Hijos (No Kids)
Argentina - Comedy - 2015
When single parent Gabriel learns that his new sweetheart, Vicky, has no interest in dating a man with children, he begins a harrowing effort to date Vicky while hiding all traces of his 8-year-old daughter's existence from her.
THURSDAY AUGUST 24th
O Menino e o Mundo (Boy and the World)
Brazil - Animation - 2013
Cuca lives a life of quiet wonder, exploring all that the countryside has to offer. But his cozy life is shattered when his father leaves for the city, prompting him to embark on a quest to reunite his family. The young boy’s journey unfolds like a tapestry, the animation taking on greater complexity and variety as his small world expands.
Entirely wordless, the narrative describes a clash between poor and rich, countryside and city, indigenous and imperial, handcrafted and mechanized – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song.
FRIDAY AUGUST 25th
Padre Nuestro (Our Father)
Chile - Comedy - 2005
Diagnosed with a terminal illness yet determined to reconnect with his family once last time before he slips away, "El Caco" call everyone together only to prove that, even when faced with death, he's the same character he always was. Director Rodrigo Sepúlveda offers a heartfelt tale of familial love, happiness, resentment, and secrets set against the backdrop of a Chile that has long since disappeared.
SATURDAY AUGUST 26th
Gente de Bien (Good People)
Colombia - Drama - 2014
When his mum goes off to find work, ten-year-old Eric is shipped off to stay with his handyman dad in a grimy Bogota boarding house. One of dad’s clients, a well-meaning university lecturer, offers to let father and son stay with her family at their opulent rural holiday home over Christmas, completing some furniture restoration to ease their money troubles.
Eric’s reluctant father has much to learn in this believably naturalistic drama that artfully explores Colombia's class differences.
SUNDAY AUGUST 27th
Costa Rica - Drama - 2015
A young girl gets involved in a family drama when she starts a secret friendship with a prison inmate. All parts involved, inside and outside, will have to deal with the consequences of such kind of relationship and what's necessary to preserve it.
MONDAY AUGUST 28th
La Bella del Alhambra (The Beauty of the Alhambra)
Cuba - Musical/Drama - 1989
An ambitious young dancer (Beatriz Valdes) performs her way to the top of the Cuban cabaret circuit in the 1920s and '30s.
TUESDAY AUGUST 29th
Ecuador - Drama/Family - 2016
Alba, phenomenally acted by Macarena Arias, is a shy girl aged eleven who goes to live with her solitary father when her mother has to go to hospital. As if the fuss at school and approaching puberty weren't complicated enough.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30th
El Atentado (The Attempt Dossier)
Mexico - Drama/History - 2010
The story of Arnulfo Arroyo, a young terrorist who in 1897 attempts to assassinate Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz.
AUGUST 18th - 30th
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