7:30 PM, 9th August, 2023
Celebrate Latin American culture at its finest as the Latin American Film Festival returns to the ANU Film Group with 15 films screening over two uninterrupted weeks in August and September.
All screenings are FREE to attend and open to the public – no membership or registration is required. Sessions will commence at 7:30 pm, with the exception of Sunday screenings which start at 6 pm. All films will be screened in their original language with English subtitles.
Proudly presented by the Latin American Embassies in Australia with the support of the ANU Latin American Students' Association.
1. WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST @ 7:30 PM – LOS AJENOS FÚTBOL CLUB
Director: Juan Camilo Pinzón
In order to pay a debt left by the passing of an old friend, three elderly men are forced to participate in a street football tournament. (90 mins, 2019)
2. THURSDAY 10 AUGUST @ 7:30 PM – COUNTERSTRIKE (CONTRAGOLPE)
Director: Andrés Cornejo
On April 16, 2016, Ecuador suffered one of its worst earthquakes in history, prompting a small soccer team to attempt to help the victims. (100 mins, 2017)
3. FRIDAY 11 AUGUST @ 7:30 PM – MARGARITA (MARGARITA, ESE DULCE CAOS)
Director: Frank Pérez-Garland
A 40-year-old divorced father's relaxed life is upended when his 11-year-old daughter knocks on his door one day to move in without warning. (90 mins, 2016)
4. SATURDAY 12 AUGUST @ 7:30 PM – TOUGH BREAK, BROMELIA (QUÉ BUENA BROMA, BROMELIA)
Director: Efterpi Charalambidis
A lonely 40-something woman who has been sewing dresses in her family's bridal shop all her life finally gets the chance to find love of her own. (99 mins, 2022)
5. SUNDAY 13 AUGUST @ 6 PM – 108: CUCHILLO DE PALO
Director: Renate Costa
A look at Alfredo Stroessner's dictatorship in the 1980s, during which those in the homosexual community faced persecution and discrimination. (95 mins, 2010)
6. MONDAY 14 AUGUST @ 7:30 PM – PLAZA CATEDRAL
Director: Abner Benaim
After the death of her young son, a woman finds her grief-stricken existence disrupted by the arrival of an injured 14-year-old thief. (94 mins, 2021)
7. TUESDAY 15 AUGUST @ 7:30 PM – SILVER GOAL (GOL DE PLATA)
Director: Kenneth Müller
From humble beginnings, Juan Carlos Plata dared to dream and went on to unite a nation as one of Guatemala's greatest ever soccer players. (77 mins, 2022)
8. WEDNESDAY 16 AUGUST @ **6:15 PM** – THE INCOMPLETE MAN (EL HOMBRE INCONCLUSO)
Director: Matías Bertilotti
A police officer becomes embroiled in a mysterious and peculiar murder case in which he shares the same name as the missing prime suspect. (81 mins, 2022)
The 18th Latin American Film Festival continues on September 14–20. CLICK HERE to view the remaining seven films.