Malaysia Appointed Guest Country for 15th Latin American Film Festival

Published by Mila Ismail @ 03/11/2016

Malaysia has been appointed as the guest country for the 15th Latin American Film Festival (LAFF). Organised by the ten Latin American Embassies in Malaysia and supported by the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS), the annual festival will take place from 11th to 18th November 2016.

The festival aims at the promotion of friendship and inclusion of a worldwide perspective of the film industry; by creating a bridge between Latin American and Malaysian cinematic and artistic visual story-telling experiences.

“We are honoured to be chosen as the country of honour for this year’s edition of the festival. This partnership signifies the importance of the Latin America–Malaysia diplomatic ties by showcasing our strategic collaboration through the film medium,” said Khalidah Mohd Darus, Deputy Director General of FINAS.

Besides showcasing ten selected films from Latin American countries; Un Novio Para Mi Mujer (Argentina), Estrada 47 (Brazil), El Regalo (Chile), El Abrazo de la Serpiente (Colombia), Contigo Pan y Cebolla (Cuba), Prometeo Deportado (Ecuador), Ella es Ramona (Mexico), A los Cuarenta (Peru), Reus (Uruguay) and Piedra, Papel o Tijera (Venezuela), the festival will also feature a Malaysian film, Redha.

Carlos Felix Corona, Ambassador of Mexico to Malaysia commented, “This year, we have the honour of Malaysia being our guest country and I feel that this addition will enhance the richness of the festival and reflect precisely the close relation between Malaysia with Latin America.”

The free admission festival will be held at the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), and all the featured films will have English subtitles.

Full Screening Schedule:

URUGUAY – Reus - Nov. 11th (FRI) 6pm

CHILE - El Regalo / The Gift - Nov. 12th (SAT) 6pm

BRAZIL - Estrada 47 / The Lost Patrol - Nov. 12th (SAT) 8pm

MALAYSIA - Redha – Nov. 13th (SUN) 6pm

VENEZUELA - Piedra, Papel o Tijera / Rock-paper-scissors – Nov. 13th (SUN) 6pm

ECUADOR - Prometeo Deportado / Deporting Prometeo – Nov. 14th (MON) 8pm

ARGENTINA - Un Novio Para Mi Mujer / A boyfriend for my wife – Nov. 15th (TUE) 6pm

COLOMBIA - El Abrazo de la Serpiente / Embrace of the Serpent – Nov. 16th (WED) 6pm

CUBA - Contigo Pan y Cebolla / With you, bread and onion – Nov. 17th (THU) 6pm

MEXICO - Ella es Ramona / She is Ramona – Nov. 18th (FRI) 6pm

PERU - A los Cuarenta / At 40 – Nov. 18th (FRI) 6pm