Discover Latin passion while in Ottawa at the Latin American Film Festival
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Friday, 16 March 2012 17:31
Something wonderful is occurring in Canada's capital city at the end of March that will add a little spice and flavour to the local film scene. The Latin American Film Fest will take place at Library and Archives Canada, featuring movies that showcase the incredible talent and skill of this community.
From March 22-31, the Canadian Film Institute (CFI) will present works from many South and Central American countries for the public and film fans to enjoy. The organisation often hosts these types of festivals to encourage cultural camaraderie and bring the idea of admiring traditional and contemporary film to the masses. This year will mark the 16th anniversary of the event in Ottawa, which has experienced great success and is attended by locals and tourists alike.
One of the films that will be available is Mi Vida con Carlos, or My Life With Carlos. Hailing from Chile, the movie tells the story of a young man who wishes to solve mysteries surrounding his father's death. Another notable work that travellers can check out is Un Cuento Chino, or A Chinese Tale. This Argentinean flick showcases one of the country's most beloved actors, Ricardo Darin, as he stars in a comedy about a store owner who befriends a young Chinese man lost in the city of Buenos Aires.
Travellers who would like to participate in the festivities or attend screenings during their holiday can find out more information on the official Facebook page about show times and exclusive events. Those in the area at any time of year who are interested in seeing movies may visit the CFI website to find out about upcoming screenings and even film shoots in the area. The film festival can be a great activity to incorporate into tours of Ottawa while exploring all there is to see and do in town.