¡VAMOS! Festival 2011: Film Season


¡VAMOS! Festival 2011 returns for its 5th year for 5 weeks between 4th June - 10th July 2011 with lively and inspiring events from Spanish and Portuguese speaking cultures with a varied programme of contemporary and traditional music, dance, films and talks across Newcastle and Gateshead.

The Star and Shadow Cinema will be showing 4 excellent films from South America as part of the Vamos Festival, never shown in Newcastle before, and from 3 different countries: Mexico, Brazil and Uruguay.

¡VAMOS! Festival is an annual festival celebrating Latin and Lusophone (Portuguese) speaking cultures with events across North East England.


This film season featured in the GUARDIAN! Here

Films in the ¡Vamos! Festival 2011: Film Season:


Film: ¡Vamos! Festival Film Season: Gigante (Uruguay) (2009)

9 Jun 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Part of the very exciting new wave from Uruguay, winner of the best first feature film and the Silver Bear awards at the very prestigious Berlin Film Festival, this is a gorgeous comedy about a security guard in a supermarket.


Film: ¡Vamos! Festival Film Season: Birdwatchers + After Film Discussion (2008)

16 Jun 2011, 7:30 p.m.

The stunningly beautiful and moving film explores the uneasy relationships formed between the indigenous Guarani peoples and landowners in Mato Grosso Do Sul, Southern Brazil. Followed by a discussion with Fiona Watson, Campaigns Director Survival International & Jared Bowers.


Film: ¡Vamos! Festival Film Season: Revolución + After Party With The Funky Butt Club (2010)

25 Jun 2011, 7:30 p.m.

Ten directors at the forefront of Mexican cinema, including Gael García Bernal, join together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican revolution in 10 short films.


Film: ¡Vamos! Festival Film Season: Abel (Mexico) (2010)

30 Jun 2011, 7:30 p.m.

First film from Diego Luna, actor in Y Tu Mama Tambien and Milk, this film was selected by the London Film Festival this year, and gathered incredible reviews internationally. This is a very touching comedy-drama about a young 9 year-old who lives in a fantasy world.