Shorts & Sounds 2014

Wed 13th Aug, 7pm @ The Basement
Shorts & Sounds is all about showcasing Latino music, film and dance. It’s not just about having a great time – we’re celebrating the diversity of Latin American culture with an amazing line-up of traditional and contemporary Latin influences.

Opening Night Fiesta | Behaviour / Conducta

CUBA | Wed 3rd Sep | 7pm
This unembellished look into contemporary Cuba has taken the Cuban box office by storm, scored multiple awards and spurred heated debate. With brilliant performances and superb cinematography. An opening night winner!

Stones in the Sun | Woch Nan Soley

HAITI | Thurs 4th Sep | 7pm
A winner at Tribeca and Sundance Film Festivals, this impassioned debut feature by Haitian director Patricia Benoit thoughtfully unveils stories of damaged love and the desire to return to a home that no longer exists.

Cows Wearing Glasses | Las vacas con gafas

Puerto Rico | Thurs 4th Sep | 9pm
Directed by one of the most talented emerging filmmakers coming out of the new wave of Puerto Rican cinema, Cows Wearing Glasses uses a subtle sense of humor to touch upon issues of ageing. A deeply reflective film.

Spotlight on Local Filmmakers

Fri 5th Sep | 5pm
Meet some future talents at our Local Filmmakers session, showcasing stories from or about Latin America. Our friends at Panavision Asia are offering a prize to one lucky filmmaker.

The Mute | El Mudo

PERU/FRA/MEX | Fri 5th Sep | 9pm
This black comedy is the second film from Cannes award-winning Peruvian siblings Daniel and Diego Vega. If you like the work of the Coen Brothers, then you’ll love The Mute.

All about the feathers | Por las plumas

COSTA RICA | Fri 5th Sep | 7pm
A film with a subtle, absurdist comedy that impressively hinges on the stellar performances of the (mostly amateur) cast. This wonderful film is about ordinary people who seemingly never have anything out of the ordinary happen to them.

Mateo

COLOMBIA/FRA | Sat 6th Sep| 5pm
Mateo, 16, collects extortion money on behalf of his Mafioso uncle. As he infiltrates a local theatre group, he becomes enthralled with this free-flowing creative lifestyle. Under pressure, he will have to make a choice.

The Reconstruction | La reconstrucción

ARGENTINA | Sat 6th Sep | 7pm
Played out against the harsh, yet majestic Patagonian landscape, director Juan Taratuto finds beauty not only in the landscape but in its challenge: to make an asocial character human.