This month we focus on the films of Mexican star Gael Garc√≠a Bernal, to coincide with the La Mirada Film Festival opening around Australia.
Every night for a week we showcase his award-winning roles and steamy screen presence, with films including Mammoth, Even The Rain, Rudo & Cursi, The Crime of Father Amaro, and Bad Education.
Mammoth (USA, 2009) – Monday 5 November 8.30pm
Bored of his web design job, Leo takes a trip to Thailand in an attempt to radically change his life. The decisions he makes change the lives of his wife and daughter forever. Stars Michelle Williams.
Even the Rain (Spain, 2010) – Tuesday 6 November 8.30pm
Based on true events. Director Sebasti√°n (Gael Garc√≠a Bernal) arrives in Bolivia to begin work on his new film but soon finds himself caught in the middle of fierce protests over the water industry.
Rudo and Cursi (Mexico, USA, 2008) – Wednesday 7 November 8.30pm
Reuniting the Y Tu Mama Tambien stars, this comedy follows the rivalry of two brothers in the world of soccer. Nicknamed Rudo (rough) and Cursi (corny) they must juggle newfound fame, family and love.
The Crime of Father Amaro (Mexico, 2002) – Thursday 8 November 8.30pm
The most shocking film ever released in Mexico. Star of The Motorcycle Diaries, Gael Garcia Bernal is a morally corrupt Catholic priest tempted by a young woman. A Golden Globe and an Academy Award¬Æ nominee.
The Motorcycle Diaries (Argentina, 2004) – Friday 9 November 8.30pm
Highly inspiring, entertaining adventure based on the journals of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at 2004 Cannes International Film Festival.