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

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