About

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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Candelaria

23rd July ACMI CINEMAS, 6:30 pm at The Treasury Theatre located at Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur St, Melbourne VIC 3000

The 90s. Cuba is drowning in hunger, cigars and rum. In this grim landscape, the life of Candelaria (75), and Víctor Hugo (76) continues at a slow pace. The days are repetitive, conversations are sparse, dinners are sad. But the monotony is broken when Candelaria finds a video camera hidden in the dirty sheets of the hotel where she works.

FILM DETAILS

FILM DETAILS

DIRECTOR: Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza — Duration: 87 mins — Countries: Cuba, Argentina, Germany, Norway — Language: Spanish with English subtitles’ — Date: 2017 — Format: DCP, Colour — Courtesy: Beta Cinema — Rating: Unclassified (all ages)

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

WINNER: Best Film (Venice Days). Venice Film Festival 2017.

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.

Andrea Vela

Andrea Vela

Mexican passionate to participate with Filmoteca as the way to reconnect with Latin roots and share the Hispanic culture.

Elise De Romas

Elise De Romas

I love Spanish and have studied it in Madrid. I adore travelling and especially meeting people from all over the globe

Silvia Barragán

Silvia Barragán

Colombian Graphic Designer, passionate about art, culture and dancing. And a food lover.

Tatiana Echeverri

Tatiana Echeverri

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

Miguel Casanova

Miguel Casanova

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

Diana Paez

Diana Paez

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

Lina Ariza

Lina Ariza

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

Maika Vicente

Maika Vicente

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

Antonio Carrera

Antonio Carrera

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

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    Farolito – Spanish Language School

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