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

Film

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

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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.