My love of tacos and tequila knows no bounds, so throwing cinema into that cocktail is a sure fire win. And that is exactly what the Hola Mexico Film Festival is set to do, as it cruises into Sydney this Thursday with a clutch of Mexican cinematic gems in tow (not to mention the promise of tacos and tequila on opening night!).
Some festival highlights include:
- Demian Bichir's Oscar nominated performance in Una Vida Mejor (A Better Life), directed by About a Boy's Chris Weitz
- Andy Garcia, Oscar Isaac, Peter O'Toole and Eva Longoria in Cristiada (For Greater Glory) which chronicles the 1920s Cristero War
- Opening night's Mariachi Gringo, which looks like a whole lot of fun, especially if you're a fan of X-Men's Shawn Ashmore.
- Miss Bala - a beauty queen meets organised crime, and an Oscar Nomination - what's not to love?
The Hola Mexico Film Festival's Sydney season runs from October 25 - November 4 and thanks to the festival team, I have two double passes to give away to any session, including opening night!
To win one of two double passes simply email me (subject: Hola Mexico FF) with your name and address (Sydney residents only, please). Winners will be notified by reply.