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Bringing Latin America's emerging filmmakers to Berlin for the third time, the short film fest will be a vibrant, visual feast. Gael García Bernal brings a special short that may trump Oliver Stone's upcoming outing.

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Qual Queijo Voce Quer?

Bringing the vigour and vibrancy of Latin America to Berlin, the third Lakino Short Film Festival offers a rich visual feast to celebrate the diversity of the continent’s emerging filmmakers and artists.

The festival begins with a big event including the exhibition opening of Mascaras Y Escultura, (Oct 10, 19:00) showing the  sculptures and masks of Berlin-based Peruvian artist Edmundo Torres. The band Conjunto Poseido, also based in Berlin, will perform live as a prelude to the first screenings, which include the Columbian film Los Retratos directed by Iván D. Gaona, which follows the beautifully naïve grandma Paulina who takes part in a market raffle hoping to win a hen but winds up with a Polaroid  camera. By contrast, the Peruvian movie, Último Recurso, is a  thriller centered on a failed abduction.

Other films to look out for are Brazilian film Qual Queijo Voce Quer? (Oct 11, 19:00 and Oct 12, 20:30) in which a simple request for cheese sparks a heated reflection on an old couple’s long life together. The documentary Los Invisbles (Oct 11, 19:45 and Oct  14, 20:45) showcases the work of Gael Garcia Bernal, actor now turned director, who has teamed up with Amnesty International to shed light upon the gut-wrenching plight of Mexicans attempting to cross the border into the United States.

All films in OV with English subtitles. Tickets: €7/four for €20. Lakino Kids €3. Lakino – Latin American Short Film Festival | Babylon Kino, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, U-Bhf Rosa-Luxemburg- Platz, Mitte.