november, 2019

15nov6:00 pm9:00 pm2019 Latin American Film Festival | OPENING NIGHT6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Flinders University Victoria Square (Level 1, Room 1)Audience:Alumni,Career Counsellors,Donors,Employers,Future students,General Public,Government departments & agencies,High school students,Industry partners,International students,Recent graduates,Researchers,Staff,Students,Teachers

Event Details

You are invited to join us for the:

2019 Latin American Film Festival | OPENING NIGHT
Presented by Flinders University



6.00pm | Welcome drinks and nibbles
6:30pm | Official opening
by Vice President and Executive Dean of College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University, Professor Vanessa Lemm, and as guest speaker Mr. Peter McMillan, Honorary Consul of Brazil in Adelaide
7:00pm | Presentation of the feature film by Dr Nicholas Godfrey, Screen and Media Lecturer at Flinders University


Limited seats available. RSVP essential. 

Room 1, Level 1, Flinders at Victoria Square
182 Victoria Square, Adelaide, 5000


Life is a Bitch
Como é Cruel Viver Assim

107 mins | 2018 | Dir: Julia Rezende

The latest film from Brazilian director Julia Rezende is a riveting and darkly comic tale of ordinary people pushed to extremes. In Rio de Janeiro, times are tough and life is expensive – especially when you’re planning a wedding. Unable to do anything to make sense of their lives, four friends come up with an absurd scheme to turn their lives around: kidnap a millionaire. Will these amateur abductors actually pull their plan off?

Film will be shown with subtitles in English. 


About the Latin American Film Festival in Australia

Now in its 15th consecutive year, the Latin American Film Festival in Australia (LAFF) returns with a selection of 14 movies representing Latin America at its finest.

The Embassies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay have partnered once again to bring the biggest festival of its kind to cities throughout the country. This year, LAFF will reach 12 of them, including many in regional Australia.

Latin American cinema, a source of great talent, vivid colours and rich stories, is still underrepresented in Australian screens. LAFF provides an opportunity to reach the Australian public through the universal language of film. Furthermore, in keeping with the spirit of LAFF as a not-for-profit event, all screenings are free of charge and open to all members of the public.


Flinders University is a proud, exclusive Adelaide partner of the Latin American Film Festival. 

Download the program of films here

Download the Adelaide screening dates and times here



Register / Tickets

Register Here


(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Flinders University Victoria Square (Level 1, Room 1)

182 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia


Olga Sanchez