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Posted 2010-10-12 by Vanessafollow

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is hosting the upcoming , one of the biggest International film festivals to celebrate the growing Mexican film Industry.

Mexican cinema in recent years has received much International acclaim and this year both Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal – Internationally renowned Mexican actors and best friends, both have directorial efforts in this year's film program.

Abel (2010) Luna's second directorial effort, (Diego previously directed the documentary J.C. Chávez in 2007) is a charming tale of a child taking on the role of head of the family in the absence of his father. Abel screened at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and this year's Cannes Film Festival. The romance Sólo Dios sabe (2006), directed by Carlos Bolado, which stars Luna and Alice Braga is also screening as part of the film festival. Luna also participated in Revolución (2010), which is also screening. Revolución is a collection of short films focusing on what 'revolution' means to the youth of Mexico today, the film features contributions from Mariana Chenillo, Fernando Eimbcke, Amat Escalante, Gael García Bernal, Rodrigo García, Gerardo Naranjo, Rodrigo Plá, Carlos Reygadas, and Patricia Riggen.

One of Bernal's most celebrated screen performances is also receiving attention, as the 2002 Academy Award nominated drama El crimen del padre Amaro is part of the upcoming film program. The controversial El crimen del padre Amaro which is one of Mexico's most commercially successful films in recent years is screening as part of a focus on director Carlos Carrera, one of Mexico's most acclaimed directors, who will conduct Q&A sessions during special screenings of his feature films. Carrera's latest effort De la infancia (2010) is screening, as is the 1991 comedy La mujer de Benjamín. Other highlights include the family drama Alamar (2009), the cannibal horror flick Somos lo que hay (2010), the historical drama El atentado (2010) and Año bisiesto (2010) the acclaimed debut feature film from Australian born Michael-Rowe, who received the Camera d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

A collection of documentaries are also screening including Pecados de mi padre (2010), which details the life of Pablo Escobar, as recalled by his son Sebastian and his widow Maria Isabel Santos, Presunto culpable (2008) which follows the plight of a wrongly convicted man and Circo (2010) which documents the life of a Mexican circus troupe.

Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful (2010) for which Javier Bardem received a best actor award (shared with Elio Germano for La Nostra Vita (2010)) is unfortunately not part of the film program of the .

For the full film program, schedule and upcoming events see the official website or follow the official Facebook page.

The Sol Opening Night Fiesta will occur on Friday 22nd October, for ticketing and schedule of events see the Facebook page.

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