Mexico

Ernesto Contreras – Sueño en otro idioma AKA I Dream in Another Language (2017)

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A millenary language agonizes: Its last two speakers, Evaristo and Isauro (70´s) had a quarrel 50 years ago and haven’t spoken to each other since. Martin, a linguist, will undertake the challenge of bringing the two old friends back together and convince them to talk again in order for him to be able to obtain a record of the language. Yet, hidden in the past, in the core of the jungle, lies a secret hidden in the language that makes it difficult to believe that the heart of Zikril will beat again. Read More »

Michel Franco – Las hijas de Abril AKA April’s Daughter (2017)

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Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the economic strain and the overwhelming responsibility of having a baby in the house, Clara decides to call their mother. April arrives, willing to her daughters, but we soon understand why Valeria had wanted her to stay away. Read More »

Arturo González Villaseñor – Llévate mis amores AKA All Of Me (2014)

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The parts of the Planet we call Mexico and the United States share the greatest region with socio-economic-political differences. That makes it a bridge for thousands of migrants who expose themselves to every danger as they travel through the continent on a train called “The Beast.” That’s where they meet the Patronas, a group of women from the part of the Planet we call Mexico who, every day since 1995, make food and toss it to the helpless as the train rushes by. Read More »

Alonso Ruizpalacios – Güeros (2014)

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In this lyrical and wry coming-of-age story set in Mexico City, wayward pre-teen Tomas (Sebastián Aguirre) is taken in by his aimless older brother Federico (Tenoch Huerta) and joins him on a quest in search of a local folk-rock legend who’s taken ill. Read More »

Leobardo López Aretche – El Grito (1968)

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Banned until very recently, Arteche’s clandestine documentary chronicles a group of students’ movements in Mexico in 1968.

On July 22, 1968, two rival groups of male adolescent students fought each other in the Ciudadela neighbourhood of Mexico City; the next day the city government responded by sending policemen to stop the accompanying vandalism and to arrest the perpetrators. These riot police (granaderos) attacked the students so ferociously that protests were lodged. No one could have foreseen that both of these testosterone-driven events were the opening scene of the drama of the 1968 University-State conflict which climaxed in the Tlatelolco massacre. Read More »

Alejandro Jodorowsky – The Panic Fables Mystic Teachings and Initiatory Tales (2017)

The complete series of filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s spiritual comics, translated into English for the first time

• Contains all 284 of Jodo’s Panic Fables comics, published weekly from 1967 to 1973 in Mexico City’s El Heraldo newspaper

• Includes an introduction describing how the Panic Fables came to be

• Explains how he incorporated Zen teachings, initiatory wisdom, and sacred symbology into his Panic Fables, as well as himself as one of the characters
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Alejandro González Iñárritu – Biutiful (2010)

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This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move. Read More »