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Founded in 1999, Melbourne Filmoteca is an independent, non-for-profit, volunteer-run group that holds monthly screenings of Latin American and Spanish films at ACMI cinemas in Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia.

 

Melbourne Filmoteca aims to provide a space for people with a broad range of interests and backgrounds to appreciate film, language, music and cultures from Spain and Latin America.

 

Film screenings are generally the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm, except for January and August, when we do not present any film.

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There are no screenings scheduled in August due to the 2019 Melbourne International Film Festival.
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Tempest

3rd September ACMI CINEMAS, 6:30 pm at The Treasury Theatre located at Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Tempest is the parallel journey of two women. Mirror-like, it reflects the impact of the violence and impunity that afflict Mexico. A morning on a quiet normal day: Miriam is arrested at her workplace and is accused, without proof, of “people trafficking”. Adela works as a clown in a travelling circus. Ten years ago, her life was irreversibly transformed with the dissapearance of her daughter. Through their voices, we are drawn into the heart of their feelings, steeped in loss and pain, but also love, dignity and resistance.

FILM DETAILS

FILM DETAILS

DIRECTOR: Tatiana Huezo — Duration: 105 mins — Country: Mexico — Language: Spanish with English subtitles — Date: 2016 — Format: DCP, Colour — Courtesy: Cinephil — Rating: Unclassified (all ages)

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

WINNER: Best direction, best feature-length documentary, best sound. Ariel Awards 2017. — NOMINEE: Best Ibero-American Film. Goya Awards 2017. — NOMINEE: Best foreign language film. Palm Springs International Film Festival 2018.

Team

Eliana Jones

Eliana Jones

Event Manager by trade who loves going to the movies and creating memorable events where people connect and new opportunities come to life.

Michael Jarlett

Michael Jarlett

Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia.His passion for Iberoamerican culture and language led him to join Filmoteca team in 2017.

Andrea Barragán

Andrea Barragán

Feels the responsibility to help build a diverse cultural environment, and facilitating opportunities to emerging projects.

Tatiana Echeverri

Tatiana Echeverri

Colombian, passionate about community work. I like practicing sports, watching movies, reading and traveling.

Peter Cheserem

Peter Cheserem

Enjoys exploring new cultures and ways of life through literature, travel and film.

Diana Paez

Diana Paez

Colombian, passionate about Film and Photography. I deeply enjoy connecting with different cultures, people and nature.

Daniel Acevedo

Daniel Acevedo

Colombian with Accounting and Marketing background, passionate about sports, new stories and people, always with a positive attitude.

Cesar Benavides

Cesar Benavides

Based in Melbourne, passionate about culture, arts and stories. I love sharing them through films.

Antonio Carrera

Antonio Carrera

Mexican videographer and communicologist who loves art, in particular creating audiovisual material as a medium for storytelling.

Lina Ariza

Lina Ariza

Film & TV producer who loves independent films and is passionate about turning powerful stories into films

Miguel Casanova

Miguel Casanova

Spanish freelance Journalist and Film Programmer with experience on international TV and radio production.

Maika Vicente

Maika Vicente

English to Spanish Translator who is passionate about languages and cultures, also likes travelling, films and reading.

Jaime Munera

Jaime Munera

Coffee enthusiast, sports aficionado, music lover and festivals goer, life adventurer, technology geek and filmotequero.

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