• Melbourne Filmoteca

    It’s official! We are coming back – Please find tickets to our next screenings below!

About

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 Thornbury Picture House – Located at 802 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071

 

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.

 

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IMPORTANT NOTE:
After 12 months of being unable to show films on the big screen, Team Filmoteca is excited to announce that we will be coming back for a special short season in 2021.

We have been talking to our cinema partners to ensure our return is done in a Covid-safe manner, so that we can all enjoy some fabulous films and stay safe at the same time.

Now more than ever, your support attending our screenings is vital for us to continue running our film program.

Diego Maradona

Tuesday 18th May 8:15 p.m – Thornbury Picture House – Located at 802 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071

The third film from the Academy Award® and BAFTA-winning team behind SENNA and AMY, and producer Paul Martin, DIEGO MARADONA is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive with the full support of the man himself.

On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee. For seven years all hell broke loose. The world’s most celebrated football icon and the most passionate but dangerous city in Europe were a perfect match for each other.

On the pitch, Diego Maradona was a genius. Off the pitch, he was treated like a God. The charismatic Argentine loved a fight against the odds and led Napoli to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams.

But there was a price… Diego could do as he pleased while performing miracles on the pitch but, as time passed, darker days closed in.

FILM DETAILS

FILM DETAILS

DIRECTOR: Asif Kapadia — Duration: 130 mins — Country: Argentina — Language: Spanish with English subtitles — Date: 2019 — Format: DCP — Courtesy: N/A — Rating: Unclassified 18+

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

WINNER: Best Documentary, New Mexico Film Critics 2019 — NOMINEE: Best Documentary, BAFTA Film Award 2020 — NOMINEE: Golden Eye, Cannes Film Festival 2019

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.

Peter Cheserem

Peter Cheserem

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

Jose Orihuela

Jose Orihuela

Pepe is a passionate traveller who arrived from Peru 9 years ago. He started collaborating with Filmoteca in 2014. He usually answers the film questions in trivias.

Tatiana Echeverri

Tatiana Echeverri

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

Diana Paez

Diana Paez

Colombian, Filmmaker and Photographer that deeply enjoys connecting with secrets of different cultures, people and nature.

Daniel Acevedo

Daniel Acevedo

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

Cesar Benavides

Cesar Benavides

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

Jaime Munera

Jaime Munera

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

Natalia Sepulveda

Natalia Sepulveda

Audiovisual communicator and producer. Inspired by the universal themes of Latin American narratives, and the indelible traces of film in the collective memory.

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