Founded in 1999, Melbourne Filmoteca is an independent, non-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.
The Desert Bride
2nd October, ACMI CINEMAS, 6:30 pm.
Fifty-four year old Teresa (Berlinale Best Actress winner Paulina García) has worked for decades as the live-in maid for an upper class family in Buenos Aires. But when they can no longer afford to employ her, they find Teresa works with their in-laws, who live miles away in San Juan. Although daunted by the prospect of making a completely new life, she embarks on the trip. At her first stop, in the land of the miraculous “Saint Correa”, she loses her small bag with all her belongings. The incident leads her to cross paths with Gringo (Claudio Rissi), a free-spirited door-to-door salesman, who offers to help. What seems like the end of the world may ultimately prove her salvation.
Gorgeously shot by acclaimed cinematographer Sergio Armstrong (Neruda) and observed with great delicacy and charm, THE DESERT BRIDE is a film full of simple pleasures and universal truths, and a seductive reminder that it’s never too late to discover a true identity.
DIRECTORS: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato – Duration: 78 mins – Countries: Argentina, Chile – Language: Spanish w/English subtitles – Date: 2017 – Format: Colour – Courtesy: Palace Films – Source: Palace Films – Rating: Unclassified 15+
AWARDS / NOMINATIONS
WINNER: Best Film, Toulouse Film Festival 2017 – OFFICIAL SELECTION: Un Certain Regard, Cannes Intl Film Festival 2017
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Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia.His passion for Iberoamerican culture and language led him to join our team in 2017.
Feels the responsibility to help build a diverse cultural environment, facilitating opportunities to emerging projects.
Mexican passionate to participate with Filmoteca as the way to reconnect with Latin roots and share the Hispanic culture.
Elise De Romas
I love Spanish and have studied it in Madrid. I adore travelling and especially meeting people from all over the globe
Colombian Graphic Designer, passionate about art, culture and dancing. And a food lover.
Colombian, passionate about community work. I like practicing sports, watching movies, reading and traveling.
Spanish freelance Journalist and Film Programmer with experience on international TV and radio production.
Colombian, passionate about Film and Photography.I deeply enjoy connecting with different cultures, people and nature.
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English to Spanish Translator passionate about languages and cultures, I like travelling, films and reading.