The program boasts 26 of the best films from Central and South America, and the festival itself is in its second year of showing on the shores of Australia.
The festival opens with a comedy by Mexican director Roberto Sneider titled You’re Killing Me Susana (Me Estás Matando Susana). Gael García Bernal (Neruda) and Verónica Echegui star in this story of marital tension, including struggles with infidelity. The comedy will leave audiences on an endorphin high before opening night celebrations.
New to this year’s schedule is a nine film spotlight on the best new films from Argentina called Cine Argentina.
Some of the international films showing at Cine Latino include the suspense-laden film At The End Of The Tunnel (Al Final Del Túnel), directed by Rodrigo Grande, I’m Gilda (Gilda, No Me Arrepiento De Este Amor), a grand biopic about the life of an Argentinean superstar singer, and Invisible an intimate and stylistic coming of age drama by Cannes Camera d’Or winner Pablo Giorgelli.
Mexico also gets a spotlight this year as Cine Latino partners with Hola Mexico Film Festival to bring the best contemporary Mexican films to Australia.
The festival also has a contemporary section which includes films from Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay, Peru and the Dominican Republic.
Exclusively at Palace Centro in Brisbane from 16 November to 29 November. To purchase tickets for CINE LATINO visit their website.
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