Cine Latina Film Festival
CINE LATINO, Australia’s largest festival of Latin American cinema is returning for its second year with screenings at Palace Cinemas from 14 November 2017. The program of 26 titles represent the best films from Central and South America including new works from the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, Brazil and Uruguay.
Opening the festival is Mexican director Roberto Sneider’s YOU’RE KILLING ME SUSANA (ME ESTÁS MATANDO SUSANA). The twisty-turny travails of marital tension and infidelity get fleshed out in this comedy starring Gael García Bernal (Neruda) and Verónica Echegui and will have audiences laughing before the opening night party celebrations.
Following its history-making screening at Sundance is the Dominican Republic’s WOODPECKERS (CARPINTEROS), directed by José María Cabral and featuring Dominican-Haitian actor and filmmaker Jean Jean who earned the award of Best Iberoamerican Actor at the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Mexico, by his first starring role in the award-winning “Woodpeckers” . Blending documentary and fiction, the film is set in corresponding male and female prisons where inhabitants use a special sign language called ‘woodpecking’ to forge connections.
Peruvian film CRAZY IN LOVE (LOCOS DE AMOR), from director Frank Pérez-Garland, embraces an energetic musical format to tell the stories of several couples living in the country’s capital, Lima. Equally charming and sincere, the film is performed to a brilliant soundtrack of Latin American hit songs from yesteryear.
BREADCRUMBS (MIGAS DE PAN), a film centered around the Uruguayan dictatorship of the 70s and 80s and its impact on a young woman after she is captured by the military. The film stars award-winning Argentine actor Cecilia Roth.
Laughs can be found in Cuba’s CANDELARIA, about the taboo subject of sex in one’s golden years.
The festival is curated by a Latin American and international film committee including Festival Spokesperson Gina Rubiano (Colombian), National Festival Manager Paulette Arvizu (Mexican), Production Manager Laura Emerick (Panamanian) and Curator of the Hola Mexico Film Festival section Samuel Douek (Mexican).