Mexico

Lucía Carreras – Nos vemos, papá AKA Missing Dad (2011)

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Pilar lives alone with her dad. One day after returning from work, she finds that he has passed away. From that moment on, her reality and memories are mixed in a disturbing way. Her life continues yet she is hunted by the presence of his father, she rejects her family and her desperate attempts to bring her normality. Alienated with grief, her life will clash between reality and desire. Read More »

Philippe Grandrieux & Lav Diaz & Manuela De Laborde & Óscar Enríquez – Liminal (2020)

A FICUNAM commission for four directors, Liminal seeks to play with poetic affinities between film and music. Moving across aesthetic and generational differences, the film-makers explore this relationship through four distinct stories as to context and imaginary.

Within the category of world cinéma d’auteur, Philippe Grandrieux and Lav Diaz have much in common in terms of their affinities with radical cinematographic form: both are extremely inventive in their practical relationship between music and narration. Read More »

Issa López – Vuelven AKA Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)

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A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war. Read More »

Juan López Moctezuma – The Mansion of Madness (1973)

A mysterious man is sent deep into the forest to investigate the bizarre behavior of the notorious Dr. Tarr. What he stumbles upon is the doctor’s torture dungeon, a hellish asylum completely cut off from civilization and presided over by the ultimate madman. Innocent people have been savagely chained, tortured and stuck in glass cages, then forced to take part in gruesome games of ritual slaughter. Read More »

David Zonana – Mano de obra (2019)

In the electric debut feature from David Zonana, a construction worker in Mexico City falls to his death tragically — and suspiciously — while on the job, prompting his brother and widow to seek justice on their own terms.
On one level, Workforce is simply a story about building a house. But a deeper look reveals a whole economic system in microcosm. This sharply observed drama is quiet, precise, and crushingly effective. Read More »

René Cardona – Santo en El tesoro de Drácula AKA Santo and Dracula’s Treasure (1969)

Mexican wrestler El Santo invents a time machine. After somebody uses the machine to find the hidden location of Dracula’s treasure, El Santo must hunt down the vampire. Read More »

Roberto Gavaldón – Rosauro Castro (1950)

Cardoza’s death, a candidate for mayor of a village chief enemy and Rosauro Castro, leads to Mr. Garcia Mata to undertake an investigation. Upon arriving realizes that even the whole town, including the mayor, lives in fear by the chief and only achieved revenge end the injustices committed by Rosauro Castro. Read More »