Everything Else

Fri 8th Sep | 7pm

Oscar nominated Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores Perros) stars as a lonely bureaucrat searching for connection

Office worker Doña Flor lives a solitary life of quiet desperation, spending nights in her tiny apartment watching romance films alongside her beloved cat Manuelito. But when Manuelito dies, the tiny cracks in Doña Flor’s colourless façade grow, forcing this recluse to reach out for any kind of human touch.

Winner: 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival, Golden Gate Award New Directors Prize
Winner: 2016 Morelia Film Festival, Mexico, Best Actress Award and Special Mention from the Jury

Australian Premiere, Feature, Mexico/ USA, 2016, Dir. Natalia Almada, 97 min, Spanish with English subtitles

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on-the-roof-director-patricia-ramosFeature Director BIO – Natalia Almada

2012 MacArthur Genius Award Fellow and recipient of the 2009 Sundance Documentary Directing Award for her film El General, Todo lo demás is Almada’s debut feature fiction film.
Her 2011 film El Velador about violence in Mexico premiered at New Directors/New Films and the Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight. Her previous credits include All Water Has a Perfect Memory, an experimental short film that premiered at Sundance in 2002 and Al Otro Lado, her 2005 award- winning debut feature documentary on immigration, drug trafficking and corrido music.

Featured Short Film

Short, Mexico, 2016, Dir. Marlén Ríos-Farjat, Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C.

Rosario spends her days caring for her sick husband. Silently, she bears the burden of a marriage that has dried up. No one in her family knows how she feels, everyone keeps up appearances, but a struggle has begun between her duty and her own desires.