The Latin American Film Festival returns this year to the ANU Film Group for the third time! With 15 films screening throughout the month of August – all of them FREE and open to the public – you’ll be spoilt for choice with this 17th edition celebrating Latin American culture at its finest.
It all begins this Thursday with host country Uruguay’s offering, THE EMPLOYER AND THE EMPLOYEE, a gripping drama exploring class differences. Find out more about next week’s screenings below, and check out the full list of films at https://www.anufg.org.au/filminfo/20220804.html
All films will be screened at the Kambri Cinema in their original language with English subtitles. Presented by the Latin American Embassies in Canberra.
• THU 4 AUG @ 7:30 PM: THE EMPLOYER AND THE EMPLOYEE (106 MINS, 2021)
URUGUAY: On a rural farm in Uruguay, two men find their responsibilities for their work and families complicated by an unexpected tragedy.
• SUN 7 AUG @ 6 PM: SPIDER (105 MINS, 2019)
CHILE: In chaotic 1970s Chile, a trio of right-wing revolutionaries commit a political crime that continues to haunt them 40 years later.
• MON 8 AUG @ 7:30 PM: MANGORÉ: FOR THE LOVE OF ART (93 MINS, 2015)
PARAGUAY: From humble beginnings, Agustin Barrios uses his talent and passion to become the legendary musician, guitarist and poet known as Mangoré.
• TUE 9 AUG @ 7:30 PM: MARTIN & MARGOT (93 MINS, 2019)
GUATEMALA: Two writers travel through Guatemala in search of the poet who brought them together – until a pregnancy changes their perspective on life.
• WED 10 AUG @ 7:30 PM: WARMI PACHAKUTIK: TIME OF WOMEN (56 MINS, 2020)
ECUADOR: Through their activism, a new generation of indigenous Kichwa women generate changes and questions about the meaning of belonging, roles and thought.
WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK
After getting off to big start last week, our new Spring 2022 season continues into August this week with a look at Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal’s tragic marriage (TO OLIVIA), an acclaimed Finnish train romance (COMPARTMENT NO. 6), an Oscar-nominated Indian journalism documentary (WRITING WITH FIRE) and an outrageously subtitled Kiwi comedy (NUDE TUESDAY).
• TUE 2 AUG @ 7:30 PM: TO OLIVIA (M, 94 MINS)
In 1962, children's author Roald Dahl (Hugh Bonneville) and his wife, Hollywood actress Patricia Neal, find their relationship put to the test after a tragic loss. But their shared grief soon becomes a source of redemption and strength for the unlikely couple.
• FRI 5 AUG @ 7:30 PM: COMPARTMENT NO. 6 (MA, 107 MINS)
A young Finnish woman boards a train from Moscow to Murmansk and is forced to share a tiny sleeping car with a misogynistic Russian miner. As the long journey progresses, an unexpected bond begins to form between two very different strangers.
• SAT 6 AUG @ **5 PM**: PLAYING WITH FIRE (M, 94 MINS)
In a news landscape dominated by men, a group of trailblazing journalists join forces to form India's first all-female news network, breaking traditions and redefining traditional gender roles, in this inspirational, Oscar-nominated Indian documentary.
• SAT 6 AUG @ 7:30 PM: NUDE TUESDAY (MA, 100 MINS)
A bored suburban husband and wife attempt to rekindle their marriage by heading to a new age couples retreat run by an unorthodox relationship guru, in this one-of-a-kind Kiwi comedy spoken entirely in gibberish and hilariously subtitled in English.