Founded in 1999, Melbourne Filmoteca is an independent, non-for-profit, volunteer-run group that holds monthly screenings of Latin American, Portuguese 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, Brazil 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.
15th October ACMI CINEMAS, 6:30 pm at The Treasury Theatre located at Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Asunción, Paraguay, 2013. Sixty-somethings Chela and Chiquita, both descendants of wealthy families, have been living together for more than thirty years. Times have changed though, and with debts mounting, the couple begins to sell-off some precious heirlooms to stay afloat. But the financial situation proves untenable, and convicted of fraud, Chiquita is sent to prison by a court order. The changed circumstances lead the sheltered Chela to, perhaps for the first time, contemplate her life and the choices she’s made.
DIRECTOR: Marcelo Martinessi — Duration: 98 mins — Countries: Paraguay, Germany, Uruguay, Brazil, France, Norway — Language: Spanish, Guaraní with English subtitles — Date: 2018 — Format: DCP, Colour — Courtesy: Palace — Rating: M
AWARDS / NOMINATIONS
WINNER: Best Film In Competition. Sydney Film Festival 2018. — WINNER: Best Actress. BerlinFilm Festival 2018.
Event Manager by trade who loves going to the movies and creating memorable events where people connect and new opportunities come to life.
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia.His passion for Iberoamerican culture and language led him to join Filmoteca team in 2017.
Feels the responsibility to help build a diverse cultural environment, and facilitating opportunities to emerging projects.
Colombian, passionate about community work. I like practicing sports, watching movies, reading and traveling.
Enjoys exploring new cultures and ways of life through literature, travel and film.
Colombian, Filmmaker and Photographer that deeply enjoys connecting with secrets of different cultures, people and nature.
Colombian with Accounting and Marketing background, passionate about sports, new stories and people, always with a positive attitude.
Based in Melbourne, passionate about culture, arts and stories. I love sharing them through films.
Mexican videographer and communicologist who loves art, in particular creating audiovisual material as a medium for storytelling.
Coffee enthusiast, sports aficionado, music lover and festivals goer, life adventurer, technology geek and filmotequero.
Film & TV producer who loves independent films and is passionate about turning powerful stories into films
Filmmaker passionate about nature photography, a wanderlust who enjoys watching short films and discovering new stories to direct.
Spanish freelance Journalist and Film Programmer with experience on international TV and radio production.
Audiovisual communicator and producer. Inspired by the universal themes of Latin American narratives, and the indelible traces of film in the collective memory.
English to Spanish Translator who is passionate about languages and cultures, and also likes travelling, watching movies and reading books.