2017 Latin American Film Festival
Monday, 11th – 4.00 pm onwards
In collaboration with The Consulate General and Trade Centre of the Argentine Republic, the Consulate General and Commercial Office of Ecuador in Mumbai and the Consulate General of Brazil in Mumbai.
En el Nombre de la Hija
(In the Name of the Girl)
(Ecuador/2011/ 108 mins)
Monday, 11th – 4.00 pm
En el Nombre de la Hija tells the story of a nine-year-old girl whose name is in dispute. Manuela has been named after her socialist-atheist father, but her Catholic-conservative grandmother insists she should carry the name the first daughters of the family have carried for generations: Dolores. Eager to defend her father's ideas, Manuela confronts her cousins and grandparents, but an unexpected encounter leads her to confront herself instead.
Directed by Tania Hermida
Cast: Eva Mayu Mecham Benavides, Markus Mecham Benavides, Martina León, Sebastián Hormachea & others
Monday, 11th – 6.00 pm
The story centres on two con artists who meet and decide to cooperate in a major scam. The film was nominated for 28 awards and won 21 of them, and is now considered a classic in Argentina's film history.
Directed by Fabián Bielinsky
Cast: Ricardo Darín, Gastón Pauls, Leticia Brédice, Tomás Fonzi & Alejandro Awada
Central Do Brasil
Monday, 11th – 8.00 pm
An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.
Directed by Walter Salles
Cast: Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marília Pêra & others
Admission on a first-come-served basis.