From touching and personal tales, to saucy animations and exquisite examinations into the world around us, the 14th annual Sydney Latin American Film Festival (SLAFF) is back this September (4—11). Returning to the Dendy Opera Quays and Addison Road Picture House, with a special screening also taking place at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre on 21 September. The Festival will screen a specially curated program of 23 feature films and shorts, showcasing the very best in contemporary Latin American cinema.
4 – 11 Sep @ Dendy Opera Quays
10 Sep @ Addison Rd Picture House
21 Sep @ Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Bite & drinks on arrival, followed by film. Join our Brazilian after party with live music & more @The Argyle. Thirteen-year-old Dora arrives in Brazil to spend the holidays with her enigmatic and distant grandmother. Over the course of the summer, Dora realises that her mother does not intend for them to return to their home in Germany. While desperately trying to find a way home, Dora discovers the beauty of Salvador de Bahia, and uncovers the secrets behind her grandmother’s unique story.
The Festival opens with the Australian premiere of The Cotton Wool War. This touching coming of age tale follows 14 year old Dora who, raised in Germany, is sent to Brazil to visit her enigmatic grandmother, realising it’s a relocation not a vacation she desperately starts trying to find a way home. Along the way she discovers the beauty of Brazil and the incredible history of the women in her family.
The Opening Night Fiesta will kick on after the film screening with an epic Brazilian fiesta at the ever-trendy Argyle in The Rocks. Here the high energy sounds of For All Band and the Sydney Choro Club will be pumping in between sets by DJ Willie Sabor. Jam-packed with live dancers, delectable bites, drinks and percussion, this is a night out not to miss!
WHERE & WHEN:
Dendy Opera Quays: Wednesday 4 September – Wednesday 11 September 2019
Addison Road Picture House: Tuesday 10 September 2019
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre: Saturday 21 September 2019