Join us for the UQ opening of the Latin American Film Festival. 

We would like to thank the Embassy of Brazil in Canberra for coordinating the festival Australia-wide. In recognition of their hard work, we are screening the Brazillian film Life is a Bitch (Como é cruel viver assim) on opening night. 

Before screening the film at 5:30pm, we invite attendees to join us for the official opening at 4:30pm at the level 2 Atrium at the Global Change Institute (20). There will be time to network with our Latin American ambassadors and find out about what the Festival has to offer. 

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Film summary

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 amateurs abductors actually pull their plan off?

Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
Running Time: 107min
Film Year: 2017

About Latin American Film Festival

We are excited to be supporting the 15th Annual Latin American Film Festival in conjunction with our UQ-Latin American Colloquium.

The Latin American Film Festival is presented by 16 of the Latin American Embassies in Australia and sponsored by the Federal Government and Council on Australia Latin America Relations (COALA). 

Join us in celebrating Latin American filmmakers and come along to one of our four screenings at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus.  This is a free, public event showcasing a sample of the creative best of Latin American cinema. Films are restricted to ages 18 years and over only.

To find a full list of screenings for this year's Latin American Film Festival (LAFF), you can go to the official LAFF Facebook page



Level 2, Steele Building (3), UQ St Lucia Campus
Room 309