Mexico

Ernesto Contreras – Párpados azules AKA Blue Eyelids [+Extras] (2007)

Marina is a lonely woman with a menial job at a uniform business that unexpectedly awards her with an all-expenses-paid holiday at a beach resort for two. She’s been unable to find anyone to go with her when she comes across a man called Víctor in a chance encounter at a bakery. Víctor claims they went to school together, but although Marina doesn’t remember him, she impulsively invites him to join her on the trip. They decide to get to know each other better before going away, and a kind of relationship develops between two shy people who seem to have nothing in common except the holiday looming on the horizon… Read More »

Servando González – Yanco (1961)

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This engaging and sentimental 1961 Mexican tale begins when a little boy (Ricardo Ancona) starts manifesting a greater and greater talent at music and at the same time, a supersensitivity to sounds. His overly astute hearing drives him into the woods and away from the cacophony of the town’s hustle and bustle. Once in the woods, he meets a kindly old hermit who teaches him how to play the violin he made. After the old man dies, the violin ends up at a pawn shop, and each night the boy sneaks in to play it in secret. It is this haunting, nightly music that sets the town on edge — people think an evil spirit is on the loose. Read More »

Julio Hernández Cordón – Cómprame un revolver AKA Buy Me a Gun (2018)

In a timeless México where women are disappearing, a girl called Huck wears a mask to hide her gender. She helps her dad, a tormented addict, to take care of an abandoned baseball camp where the narcos gather to play. The father tries to protect her as he can. With the help of her friends, a group of lost boys who have the power of camouflaging themselves in the windy desert, Huck has to fight to overcome her reality and to defeat the local capo. Read More »

Yulene Olaizola – Paraísos artificiales AKA Artificial Paradises (2011)

Synopsis:
Luisa is 25 years old and fighting a heroin addiction. Having escaped the city she finds herself seeking repose in a fading beach resort that rests on the lush seaside hills of Veracruz, Mexico. Inhabitants and conversations are sparse, but Luisa finds a quiet companionship with 50-year-old local Salomon, an alcoholic widower who spends his days smoking marijuana Read More »

Juan Bustillo Oro & Fernando de Fuentes – El compadre Mendoza AKA Godfather Mendoza (1934)

Synopsis:
During Mexican Revolution, Rosalio Mendoza (Del Diestro) survives by making and winning favors from both factions, the governmental forces and Zapata’s Army. His hacienda welcomes everybody, and Mendoza is considered a good friend of his guests. Eventually, the situation becomes unsustainable and he has to take sides. Betrayal and deception overcome and Mendoza’s dark side surfaces. Read More »

Carlos Velo – Torero (1956)

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The life of the famed Mexican bullfighter Luis Procuna, from his boyhood through his training and the triumphs that followed as Procuna rose to the peak of his profession. Read More »

Bani Khoshnoudi – Luciérnagas AKA Fireflies (2018)

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Ramin is a young gay man in his 30s who fled the repression in Iran and arrived to Veracruz after traveling clandestinely on a boat from Turkey. While coping with the distance that he has taken with his loved-ones, he begins to discover a freer life here, far from Iran. Read More »