Join us for the final UQ screening for the 15th Annual Latin American Film Festival. This night we will be showing Uruguayan film The Pope’s Toilet (El Baño Del Papa).

This is a free event. No registration necessary. 

Film summary

It’s 1988 and the Uruguayan border town of Melo is excitedly awaiting the visit of Pope John Paul II on his tour of South America. Word begins to spread that thousands could be making the pilgrimage to see the holy leader, and the poverty-stricken citizens of Melo prepare for an unprecedented tourism boom. But petty smuggler Beto believes he has hatched the best plan of them all: to build a public toilet and then charge the pilgrims to use it.

Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Running Time: 98min
Film Year: 2007

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



Global Change Institute (Building 20), UQ St Lucia Campus
Room 275