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Contemporary Selection CO-PRESENTED BY THE MELBOURNE CUBAN FILM FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION
  • Luis
  • Luis

An honest and decorated Chief of Police struggles to keep his spoiled teenage son on the right track. When he is eventually caught in a transgression of the law, they will both have to confront the true meaning of justice, compliance and privilege in a society marked by deep social contradictions.

Luis is the son of a national hero, Colonel Rosario (Dominican cinema veteran Alfonso Rodríguez) who has a strict stance against drugs; viewing them as a national problem. For teenage Luis, his only concerns are hanging out with his friends and flirting with girls at parties. But it’s not long until the late nights catch up with him and he has to face the wrath of not only his father but the Dominican justice system.

Opening the 2017 Festival Cine Global Dominicano, the hotly anticipated Luis comes from Archie López, one of the country’s top-grossing directors after his record-breaking blockbuster comedies Lotoman and Tubérculo Gourmet.

The film delves into the ongoing conversation about the legalisation of marijuana in the Dominican Republic.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Opening Night, Festival Cine Global Dominicano 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION
New York Latino Film Festival 2018
Australian Premiere
Director
Archie López
Cast
Axel Mansilla, Alfonso Rodríguez
2017 | 98 min | Drama | Dominican Republic
Spanish with English subtitles
18+ (exemption)

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Melbourne

Palace Westgarth

Palace Cinema Como

Canberra
Sydney

Palace Verona

Palace Norton Street

Brisbane

Palace James Street

Perth

Palace Cinema Paradiso