99 Minutes (Drama / Peru)
A low key, powerful and engaging drama that centres on adoption. From veteran Argentinian Director, Carlos Sorin, the opening scenes centre on piano teacher, Cecilia (Victoria Almeida) and lumberjack husband, Diego (Diego Gentile). The cinematic and delivery of the script is subtle focusing on the character development. The direction quickly establishes the yearning of the young couple unable to conceive who have been long awaiting the call from the adoption agency. But often what one expects will never quite turn out as planned.
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97 minutes (Drama / Venezuela, Colombia)
The further down the LGBTIQA acronym we go, the awareness and issues surrounding sections of our community could arguably be scarce. Patricia Ortega’s film unlocks the world of the gender diverse community. The fictional story will resonate with many as it voices the choices denied to a generation unable to fully make sense of who they are.
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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.
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