Win tickets to El Hombre de al Lado (Argentina) Opening Gala Film of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival 2011

As you know, I’m a media sponsor for the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival 2011. I’m proud to announce that I have a pair of tickets for a reader to win to the opening gala film of VLAFF 2011. This year’s opening gala features the film El Hombre de al Lado (The Man Next Door, Argentina, 100 min, Spanish with English Subtitles). Check out the trailer below.

We don’t choose our neighbours.
Leonardo, a successful industrial designer, lives with his family in an architectural wonder, a Mid-Century modern Le Corbusier house in Buenos Aires. One morning, he wakes to an irksome noise and is appalled to discover that workmen next door are constructing a large window that faces directly into his home. Victor, the neighbour, is an odd and extroverted character whose attitude is very friendly, yet threatening at the same time. He provokes in Leonardo both a strong dislike and an uncomfortable submissiveness to his will. This minor incident starts to take over Leonardo’s time, taking him away from his work and family and calling into question all his bourgeois illusions of power.

To enter my giveaway all you have to tell me is a quick story about your relationship with your neighbours is (you obviously don’t need to give names or details). In my case, my relationship with my neighbours has always been up and down. At some key points in my life, my next-door neighbour has been extremely helpful, but we all sometimes have issues with the laundry (who doesn’t, in a shared household). How is yours?

You can earn an additional entry by tweeting the following:

Posted a story about my neighbours on @hummingbird604 for a chance to win tickets to @VLAFF ‘s opening gala film.

I will draw a random winner on September 1st at 2pm. Check back on this post after that date. I will meet the winner either at my office on Thursday during business hours (9am to 5pm) or at the door at Granville 7 Cinemas depending on where it is more convenient (or leave the tickets at will call). This is a quick turnaround contest so you should enter it NOW! is a proud media sponsor for the 2011 edition of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Follow all our coverage here on the VLAF2011 tag or on the Facebook page


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Comments (7)

BonnieAugust 30th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I have neighbours who have lived next door as long as I can remember (over 30 years), but I don’t really know them. They are in their late 70s or early 80s and they seem to have mellowed as the years have passed.

Lois PattersonAugust 30th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I have to say, and the fault may be mine, that I have barely spoken to any neighbours in my condo building where I’ve been for almost a year. A few seconds in the elevator here and there just doesn’t build a relationship.

MeleeMelAugust 30th, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Funny you should ask, I actually do have two direct neighbours in my building, with whom I have two very different relationships. One of my neighbours (for the past decade) is a lovely, pot smoking, accordion playing accountant. He’s a pleasant and mellow fellow. When I’m lucky, his accordion playing drowns out some of the fracas coming from my other neighbours. For the past few years, the youngest of the two daughters has gone ‘mental’. She screams hysterically and cries and swears and makes threats and all sorts of angsty-teen-gone-off-the-rails diatribes against her mother, the last parent left to govern the household. Good walls make good neighbours? I dunno. I empathise with the family and even the youngest child, but her histrionics wakes me at night and in the morning and reshapes what i do in my own home. On a couple of occasions I’ve spoken with the mother–a woman clearly at the end of her rope. My efforts to have any kind of engagement with the youth have not been fruitful in the least. The girl, oddly enough, has nothing to say outside of her home, almost as though she were magically mute once stepping outside the home. So, yes, I have neighbours–and some of them ‘join me’ in my home whether I like it or not.

Lois PattersonAugust 31st, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I have to withdraw from this contest because I already won tickets from VLAFF and Pull Focus Film School. In any event, I’m looking forward to this film!

SanazAugust 31st, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I only say hi and bye to my current neighbours but my previous ones used to give me movie tickets to all these cool indie films as they were students at VFS.

BonnieAugust 31st, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I must withdraw too. I thought the draw was today and I would know today if I had won. Now I have dinner plans for tomorrow. Sorry…

DoritaSeptember 1st, 2011 at 10:21 am

I have been SO lucky with my neighbours, met amazing ones everywhere I lived, still connected with some of them through FB or Email.
The present ones have 3 great happy kids, so all I can hear is laughs.
And I have been a guest at their table many times and tasted the best Middle Eastern food ever.
Just lucky!! ;)

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