La Mirada Film Festival: April 14-26 2011

12 Apr

Looking for something that is all things Spanish: language, culture and cuisine? Well, you’re in luck.

April 14-26 is the fourth annual La Mirada Film Festival at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Over the course of nearly two weeks, over twenty films wil be screened, Spanish tapas and wine will be served at the Festival Lounge (Beer DeLuxe at Fed Square for those not in the know), a short film competition will be run, and numerous international guests will be in attendance for a scheduled – and perhaps the odd unscheduled – appearance.

With numerous programs featuring selections by Ang Lee, celebrated auteur Pedro Almodóvar, Guillermo Del Toro, Ken Loach, and actor Antonio Banderas, La Mirada brings the best of Hispanic cinema, past and present, to Melbourne.

Among some of this year’s festival highlights;

  • Opening night debut screening of festival guest Gustavo Taretto’s Medianeras, followed by opening night party.
  • Guest- curator Guillermo Del Toro’s (Hell Boy, Pans Labyrinth) program of ‘Mexico Bizarro’; a look into Mexican cult cinema.
  • The chance to meet and eat tapas with actor Unax Ugalde, star of Bon Apetit.
  • A Q&A session with director of Phase 7, Nicolas Goldbart. Followed by the closing night party.

Have a look at our reviews over the next week. Here’s one for Even the Rain.

Ticket prices are as follows:

Full $16 Concession/ACMI Members $12
5 Film Pass (excludes special events): Full $72 Concession/ACMI Members $52
Opening Night Gala: Full $49 Concession/ACMI Members $42
Closing Night Gala: Full $32 Concession/ACMI Members $25
Spanish Cuisine and Film: Full $26 Concession/ACMI Members $22
Mexican Fiesta and Film: Full $26 Concession/ACMI Members $22

For more information on La Mirada please visit:


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