The 7th Sydney Latin American Film Festival Presents...
9:00pm, Fri 7th September, 2012
Dendy Cinema Opera Quays, NSW
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The 7th Sydney Latin American Film Festival opens on September 6 at the beautiful Dendy Opera Quays and runs through to September 16, closing at the Über-cool Bankstown Arts Centre. This year we have invited over 30-award winning Australian premiers from 15 different countries, putting together a brilliant program and a fantastic selection of extra special events that showcase the rich cultural landscape of Latin America.
SOUTHWEST / SUDOESTE
FEATURE | BRAZIL | 2011 | EDUARDO NUNES | 126 MIN | PORTUGUESE | ENGLISH SUBTITLES
In a small village at the edge of the world, a mother dies in childbirth and the baby is whisked away from the village by the attending midwife. The child grows but time remains motionless in the village. Clarice, it appears, is a special child. We bear witness to the strange unfolding of Clarice's life in a single day as she encounters the local villagers whose reality is undisturbed except for the immediate loss they feel for her mother.
With a dream-like quality, Clarice's brief existence is set against an untamed, austere coastal landscape
Southwest is a mysterious and beautiful film that plays like a black-and-white fable, and which places director Eduardo Nunes in the ranks of indie auteurs to be watched.
"Winner of the Best Artistic Contribution - Opera Prima at the 2011 Havana Film Festival"
The Sydney Latin American Film Festival is a non-profit organisation, run by a passionate and dedicated team of volunteers and collaborators. Monies raised from ticket sales are donated to community development projects.