Embassy in Australia

Latin American Film Festival in Canberra

Updated date: 02/08/2019

We are pleased to inform you that the 15th Latin American Film Festival organized by the Latin American Embassies will launch this month in Canberra and will travel afterwards to other Australian cities.


In Canberra, the festival will be presented in collaboration with the ANU Film Group. It will be held from 9 to 27 August, at the Australian National University. The address for the venue is Ground Floor, Cultural Centre (Building 153) Kambri Precinct, Acton ACT. Please check the map as well as information regarding parking through this link: https://www.anufg.org.au/faq#section-venue


As always, it will be a free event and all films will have English subtitles. Please note, that for the opening screening on Friday 9 August all attendees must register through the Eventbrite website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/15th-latin-american-film-festival-opening-movie-tickets-63459534175. Should you change your mind later on and decide not to attend, we kindly ask you to cancel your reserved tickets, so that others may enjoy them.


For further details regarding the festival program please refer to https://www.facebook.com/pg/laffaussie/events/?ref=page_internal.


The Argentine movie Man Facing Southeast will be screened on Tuesday 27 August, at 7:30pm, closing the festival.

This movie is considered one of the Argentine classics. Filmed in 1986, it has been recently restored to meet modern screening standards through the initiative led by the Association of Argentine Cinematographers and Audio-visual Digital Laboratory GOTIKA, a company that specializes in restoration and preservation of the national audio-visual heritage.


The movie relates about a mysterious man who signs himself into the psychiatric hospital. He claims to come from another planet to study humans and their behaviour. The new patient is gentle but criticizes humans for their harsh treatment of each other. His assigned psychiatrist, lonely and depressed, is working through his own unhappiness. He finds himself affected by his patient´s insight, but he is ordered to treat the patient according to institutional procedure. In the end, the man´s madness and his extraterrestrial origins seem to be equally strong possibilities; the educated, well-meaning psychiatrist is unable to choose between the two.


You can watch the movie trailer through this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV38Xog3vbk.


We hope you will join us!

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