The 26th London Latin American Film Festival
The 26TH London Latin American Film Festival
The 26TH London Latin American Film Festival, runs from
11-20 November 2016. UEL’s School of Psychology are hosting two screenings.
On Monday 14th November 5.30pm (in AE1.01) we will be screening
Omega 3 (film, 74min.) Dir. Eduardo del Llano (Cuba)
In a post-apocalyptic world, different factions contend in a bitter conflict - over what the surviving population should be eating. Arguably, it is a very Cuban question; and also typical is the ingenuity and imagination with which this future dystopia is evoked on a minimal budget. As in all great science-fiction, however, it treats universal themes: in this case, intolerance and dogma. For all that it is focused through the satirical lens of dietary fetishism, “Omega 3”, with its incisive script, assured performances and brooding visual style, manages to remain both thought- provoking and highly emotive. One of the most innovative films in this year’s Festival, and one that will stay with you long after you have left the theatre.
On Thursday 17th November 5.30pm (in AE1.01)
Campaña antiargentina / Anti-argentine campaign (film, 105min) Dir. Alejandro Parysow (Argentina)
Do we choose destiny or does it reveal itself to us? A musician entering the acting world, Leo has a successful career and a life most envy, worthy of a documentary being made about him. His life seems to only get better when he inherits his father's house and begins to reconnect with him and his family history, but the secrets he starts to uncover take him down completely unexpected paths. With a humorous thread, sometimes bordering the absurd, this film poses very serious and current questions about identity, nationalism, the multiple layers of 'reality', and the fine line between sanity and madness.
Monday, 14 November 2016 to Friday, 18 November 2016 0:00