Screening of Diamantes negros (Black Diamonds) at RMIT University.

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Join us for the last film of our 2015 series of monthly screenings of Spanish & Latin American cinema at RMIT University.

Screening: Diamantes negros, Miguel Alcantud, 2013, 100 min.

/ Synopsis / Diamantes negros (Black diamonds) tells the long journey undertaken by two young boys from Mali, Amadou and Moussa, who arrive in Spain pursuing the dream of escaping from poverty and becoming professional football players.
The film first takes us to the African heat, the fields of red dust and the atmosphere of music and colour in the villages of the protagonists. From there, we are transported to the cold of Europe, the tedium, loneliness and frustration that comes after a broken dream.
The director worked with non-professional actors from the streets of Bamako, and touches on a raw nerve with this little known subject.
This is Miguel Alcantud’s third full length feature, he is also the creator of the innovative theatre platform “Microteatro por dinero’.

Official selection at the European Film Festival of Sevilla 2013.
Public Choice Award at the Spanish Film Festival of Málaga 2013.
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles. Free admission.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=122&v=AquHxRZIM1Q

Thursday 22nd of October, 7.30pm
RMIT University, 445 Swanston St, Building 80, Level 01, Room 02

Screening of the film SPOT by director César Espada at RMIT University

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Comenzamos el mes de Octubre con una propuesta novedosa de cine español!

SPOT, César Espada, 2013, 90 min

/ Synopsis / Daniel, is a young American actor who is hopelessly in love   and hopelessly   manipulated by his girlfriend Natalia. Their break-up pushes Daniel to the edge, and he   performs the unthinkable with a bottle of Vanish stain remover in a youtube video for   all the world to see. A flashback reveals the circumstances that took Daniel to breaking   point via what is all at once an engrossing, disturbing and twistedly comedic story.

Nominated Maverick Movie Awards 2013: Best Movie, Script, Director, Actress (Natalia   Miranda) and Production Design.

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles.

  Thursday 1st of October, 7.30pm

  RMIT University, 445 Swanston St, Building 80, Level 01, Room 02

Spanish Film Screening: “Mapa” by Elías León Siminiani (2012).

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Hola!

In September we’re screening “Mapa” by Elías León Siminiani (2012).

Halfway between documentary and fiction, Mapa is a road movie in first person, as defined by its author, a “movie-song”.

/ Synopsis / A young Spanish director is fired from his job in television. Taking up his dream of making films, he travels to India to “find” his first feature only to discover that his real investigation is not in India but in Madrid, where he was running from.

Winner for Best documentary at the European Film Festival of Sevilla 2012.
Nominated for Best Documentary at the GOYA Awards 2013.

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles. Free admission.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5DEqJoz9Do

Thursday 10th September, 7.30pm
RMIT University, 445 Swanston St
Cinema Theatre: Building 80, Level 01, Room 02

Writer Dolores Redondo at the Melbourne Writers Festival 2015

Literature

Spanish writer Dolores Redondo, who is visiting Australia as part of a tour to promote her Baztán Trilogy all over the world, will discuss her latest novel Offering to the Storm, which concludes the trilogy, in a conversation in Spanish with Dr. Lilit Thwaites, invited by the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Fri 21 Aug 5.30pm

ACMI The Cube

Free event – Bookings required: http://mwf.com.au/session/dolores-redondo-spanish-crime/

Supported by Acción Cultural Española

In the Batzán Trilogy, three gripping landscape thrillers set in the Basque Pyrenees, Redondo wanted to talk about mythology, characters who live in a very special universe, other cultural worlds and matriarchy in this work of 1,500 pages all together.

The Baztán Trilogy has sold about 600,000 copies so far. A total of 32 international publishers have translated the first book into 28 languages. The English edition was released on April 23 in the UK and Australia, and United States will do it in 2016. Peter Nadermann, producer of the Millenium series based on the novel by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, bought the rights to make a film as soon as he became aware of the bestseller.

Photo by Alfredo Tudela.

Film screening at RMIT “Martín [Hache]”.

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On Thursday 13th August, 7.30pm, we’re screening “Martín [Hache]” (1997) by director and producer Adolfo Aristarain.

Essentially an internal drama centered around numerous intense and challenging conversations of the family members, all trying to re-conciliate with each other, this entry from Argentine filmmaker Adolfo Aristarain will most likely appeal to those who love intellectual cinema.

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles. Free admission.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUQIHRV3Vlc

Thursday 13th August, 7.30pm
RMIT University, 445 Swanston St
Cinema Theatre: Building 80, Level 01, Room 02

Screening of “Gente en sitios”, a film by Juan Cavestany at RMIT University

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On Monday 11th May, 7.30pm, we are screening “Gente en sitios” (2013), by Spanish director Juan Cavestany, considered the creator of posthumour in spanish cinema.

The film is made of a collection of sketches in documentary style, with a conducting theme: Spain’s current mood, where the low-budget aesthetic goes hand in hand with the best cast that Spanish Cinema has seen in years.
Winner of the 2014 RNE Sant Jordi Award for Best Film.

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISxvy0_Yr08

Monday 11 May, 7.30pm
RMIT University, 445 Swanston St
Cinema Theatre: Building 80, Level 01, Room 02

Free admission.

SCREENING OF STOCKHOLM – 2015 SPANISH & LATINAMERICAN CINEMA SERIES @RMIT

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Join us for our next screening!

Stockholm (2013) is Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s carefully worked second feature. Set in Madrid’s young nightlife, this minimalist theatrical-looking romance is an unsettling meditation on what the world ‘love’ means today. It was a winner of a 2014 Goya award for Best Performance for lead actor Javier Pereira.

Monday 20th April, 7.30pm

RMIT University, 445 Swanston st, Cinema Theatre, Building 80, Level 1, Room 02.

Language: Spanish with English subtitles. Free admission.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/68996530

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Looking forward to see you there!