|November 27, 2013||to||December 8, 2013|
Mexican Film Festival – From the weird and wonderful to the strange but true – get ready to experience the very best of Mexican cinema and culture as the 8th Annual Hola Mexico Film Festival
- Sydney – 27 November – 4 December – Chauvel Cinemas Paddington
- Melbourne – 24 – 29 October – ACMI Cinemas
- Perth – 14 – 21 November – Cinema Paradiso
- Adelaide – 29 November to 8 December – Mercury Cinema
8th Annual Hola Mexico Film Festival is more than just a film festival, it takes Australians on a journey to Mexico, with tastes of culture, entertainment and food, while the silver screen gives audiences a glimpse into Mexico’s heart and soul.
Assasinations, massacres and big breasted women - some of the 8th Hola Mexico Film Festival highlights
2013 Mexican Film Festival will open with the already announced Nosotros Los Nobles (We are the Nobles), the surprise Mexican comedy blockbuster of the year and #1 box office hit in Mexico cinema’s history!
Other highlights include La Vida Breve Y Precoz De Sabina Rivas (The Precocious And Brief Life Of Sabina Rivas), which was nominated for 11 Ariel Awards – Mexico’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. The film is based on the novel La Mara.
After Lucia and Post Tenebrax Lux are also huge award winners, with Lucia winning the Un Certain Regard at Cannes and Tenebrax’s Carlos Reygadas awarded Best Director at the same event in 2012.
Tlatelolco, Verano Del 68 (Tlatelolco, Summer Of 68) is a Love Story set against the backdrop of real events that took place in the lead up to the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico, where the government opened fire on student protesters; an event which Douek refers to as “one of the blackest moments in history of Mexico” and names as one of the must see festival screenings.
Keeping with the theme of the Tlaltelolco massacre, El Paciente Interno (The Convict Patient) sits amongst six documentaries and tells the story of the man who tried to assassinate the Mexican President as revenge for the massacre. The documentary follows his trails, locating him as a beggar on the streets of Mexico City.