After making its sojourn in different locations around Kuala Lumpur in previous years, the Latin American Film Festival finds itself back in the heart of the city for its 16th edition this year. Held at Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) in Pavilion KL from Nov 1-8, the film festival offers a glimpse into Latin American cinema and culture with 12 movies screened for free.
“It is not only about entertainment, but it also provides an opportunity for people to get to know the richness and culture of the Latin American countries. The film festival has gotten better and more popular each year and we are expecting very high attendance this time,” says Manuel Balaguer Salas, ambassador of Argentina to Malaysia.
The Latin American Film Festival is organised by the Latin American and Caribbean Group (Grulac), which comprises the embassies from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, in Malaysia. Costa Rica, through their embassy in Korea, and guest country South Africa, are also part of the film festival.
To get two complimentary tickets to the Latin American Film Festival, just present a snapshot of this Star2.com article or a printout at the ticketing counter at GSC Pavilion. The redemption starts on Oct 26.
Take note that the tickets are given out on a first come, first served basis, while stocks last. The method of distributing the tickets is at the sole discretion of the distributor and no correspondence will be entertained.
A remake of the award-winning French film The Intouchables about a wealthy quadriplegic and his caretaker.
The Man From The Future/O Homem Do Futuro (Brazil)
A brilliant scientist travels back in time and tries to fix his sombre past.
When his bipolar wife throws him out of the house, he realises that he wants her back. Unfortun-ately, she now has another suitor in line.
The Good People/Gente de Bien (Colombia)
Ten-year-old Eric doesn’t really know his father but finds himself having to live with him.
Eyes Closed/A Ojos Cerrados (Costa Rica)
Delia and her grandparents are living happily under one roof, until something happens that changes the course of her life.
Cuba Libre (Cuba)
The story of Cuban kids Simon and Samuel living through the defeat of the Spanish Army in their country and the ensuing US occupation in 1898.
Modern Nature (Ecuador)
How do we feed the world? Organic food, genetically modified food, or something in between? This documentary presents the facts; you decide on the answers.
Ilusiones S.A. (Mexico)
A group of people dedicating their lives to making people’s dreams come through – but at what cost?
Margarita, That Sweet Chaos/ Margarita, Ese Dulce Caos (Peru)
A divorcee lives the life of a swinging bachelor until one fateful day when his 11-year-old daughter shows up at his door.
U-Carmen eKhayelitsha (South Africa)
A modern remake of Bizet’s 1975 opera Carmen with traditional African Music accompanying the original opera score.
Anina – A Mysterious Round Trip/Anina – Un Misterioso Viaje De Ida y Vuelta (Uruguay)
After a fight at school, Anina lives the most intense week of her life while learning to face her greatest fears.
The House At The End Of Time/La Casa Del Fin De Los Tiempos (Venezuela)
A woman returns to the house where she once had terrifying encounters with apparitions.