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Coming to Palace Cinema Como, Palace Westgarth and Kino Cinema in June, the 16th Spanish Film Festival presents a programme of Spanish and Spanish-speaking Latin American films across all genres, offering political intrigue, romantic comedy, family drama and gore-heavy horror. Here are our top five picks:

Clandestine Childhood (2011)

Clandestine Childhood (Infancia clandestina) cleaned up at the Argentinian Academy Awards, winning ten accolades including Best Film, Director, Actor and Actress. It’s director Benjamín Ávila’s first film, and its story of political upheaval and unrest borrows from Ávila’s memories of growing up under the political oppression of 1970s South America.

Dark Heaven (2012)

A young drama student strikes up an intense romance with a middle-aged tailor, but their relationship becomes tense when an old boyfriend re-enters her life in this dark romantic thriller. Set in Lima, Peru, Dark Heaven (Cielo oscuro) follows a fresh, hopeful romance as it sinks into jealousy and betrayal.

The Summer Side (2012)

Fusing comedy, romance and familial dynamics, The Summer Side (Del lado del verano) follows a dysfunctional family as they deal with the death of their patriarch. Part-dramatic, part-absurd, Antonia San Juan’s film positions family at the centre of everything.

Don’t Fall in Love with Me (2012)

Three interwoven stories address the challenges of finding and fostering love under a host of contemporary pressures. Frederico Finkielstain’s Don’t Fall in Love with Me (No te enamores de mi) explores the struggles of young Argentinians to keep their relationships and ideals intact.

Operation E (2012)

Offering an insight into the Colombian guerilla war, Operation E (Operación E) tells the true story of Colombian politician Clara Rojas’ release from captivity, after she was held hostage by rebels for four years and gave birth to a son during that time. The film unravels through the eyes of the farmer who cared for Rajas’ baby, presenting political and military maneuvering through a personal lens.

 

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Cnr Toorak Rd & Chapel St, South Yarra 3141

Telephone 03 9827 7533

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Nearby Stations: South Yarra

Price $15.00 to $19.50

Date 12 Jun 2013-26 Jun 2013

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