• Melbourne Filmoteca

    Discover Spain and Latin America through film

About

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.

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I Dream In Another Language

4th December, ACMI CINEMAS, 6:30 pm.

Following the death of elderly Mexican villager Jacinta, only two speakers of her region’s indigenous language remain: the feuding Evaristo and Isauro, and neither man has spoken to the other in 50 years. But when visiting linguist Martín seeks their assistance with recording their shared tongue, they’re forced to revisit the events that pushed the former close friends apart.

Director Ernesto Contreras doesn’t simply immerse audiences in an expressive exploration of the impact of language; he creates his own vocabulary, literally making up his own dialect – dubbed Zikril – to suit his moving, multi-layered rumination on the way that verbal communication shapes humanity. The Mexican filmmaker weaves a dense narrative brimming with poetry of both the visual and spoken kind, and matches the film’s haunting spiritual and ethnographic musings with a tender but searching heart.

Tickets to Filmoteca closing night include drink on arrival, film screening and after party.

 

FILM DETAILS

FILM DETAILS

DIRECTOR: Ernesto Contreras – Duration: 103 mins – Country: Mexico – Language: Portuguese, Spanish, Guarani w/English subtitles – Date: 2017 – Format: DCP, Colour – Courtesy:Mundial – Rating: Unclassified 18+

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

WINNER: World Cinema (Dramatic) Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival 2017 — OFFICIAL SELECTION: Melbourne International Film Festival 2017

Team

Eliana Jones

Eliana Jones

Loves creating memorable events where people connect and new opportunities come to life. I like getting people together.

Michael Jarlett

Michael Jarlett

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

Andrea Barragán

Andrea Barragán

Feels the responsibility to help build a diverse cultural environment, 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 and TV producer, independent film lover, and passionate to pursue her dreams. Always looking for the best way to make films.

Maika Vicente

Maika Vicente

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

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  • Harley House Bar & Grill

    Harley House Bar & Grill

  • Consulate General of Spain in Melbourne

    Consulate General of Spain in Melbourne

  • Farolito – Spanish Language School

    Farolito – Spanish Language School

  • Consulate General of Chile in Melbourne

    Consulate General of Chile in Melbourne

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