Sambá

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Sun 10th Sep | 6pm

After a 15-year stint in a US prison, Cisco returns home to the Dominican Republic to find that life isn’t any easier in his old surroundings.

Reluctantly taking up street fighting to earn cash, Cisco forms an alliance with Nichi, a washed-up boxer from Italy who offers to train the naturally gifted Cisco in the boxing ring.
Nominated: 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, Best International Narrative Feature


Australian Premiere, Feature, Dominican Republic, 2017, Dirs. Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas, 90 min, Spanish with English subtitles
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Feature Director BIO – Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas

The Dominican-Mexican duo of Laura Amelia Guzmán (Dominican Republic) and Israel Cárdenas (México) have directed, written, produced and photographed Cochochi (2007), Jean Gentil (2010) and award winning Dolares de Arena (2014) and documentary Carmita (2013). They are currently developing Reinado de Belleza slated to film in the Dominican Republic in 2017.
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Featured Short Film
Punta Cana

Short, Colombia, 2015, Dirs. Javier Castro and Mariana Vargas, Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga
Eighty year old Agustín lives with his wife Myriam, the love of his life, who suffers of Alzheimer. One day Augustine decides to take her on a trip to Punta Cana to evoke moments of her youth with her. Things start to get complicated when they arrive at the airport.
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