Latin American Film Festival returns to Gala Cinema Warrawong this September

FILM FESTIVAL: Cindy Guevara (El Salvador) will attend the 14th Latin American Film Festival. Picture: Adam McLean
FILM FESTIVAL: Cindy Guevara (El Salvador) will attend the 14th Latin American Film Festival. Picture: Adam McLean

Vivid colours and rich stories will be splashed across Warrawong Gala Cinema screens for the annual Latin American Film Festival.

Fourteen films from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela will feature in the 14th running of LAFF.

Spokesperson Berth Quiros for the Spanish And Latin American Community Organisation (responsible for the free festival) said they want to showcase the diversity of Spanish and Latin American cultures.

“As a vibrant region with growing ties to Australia, we rely on cinema to remind us of our shared love of stories and our common humanity,” she said.

“In a time of increasing division and polarisation, film is one of our best tools to foster mutual knowledge and awareness.”

The festival opens on Thursday, September 6 with the screening of Mexican film ‘Good Day Ramon’ at 7.15pm.

The award-winning film tells the heart-warming story of an ambitious young Mexican who travels to Germany to live with his friend's aunt, but is forced to live on the streets when he cannot find her.

He faces a bleak future until he meets Ruth, an 80-year-old retiree, and they develop a close bond. 

The film festival runs until September 9. All films at the Gala Cinema are free.

For the full program of films CLICK HERE