Mexico

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 »

Emiliano Rocha Minter – Tenemos la carne AKA We Are the Flesh (2016)

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In what seems to be a post-apocalyptic world, a grubby middle-aged man goes about the business of survival in a derelict building. His solitary, wordless existence changes with the arrival of two ragged, starving young people. The older man, Christic, diabolical and off his head, feeds them eggs along with subversive thoughts, which recognize no conventional moral boundaries, until the boy – reluctantly – and the girl – readily – let go of all inhibitions and interdictions to descend into a lawless, frantic, primal state of blood and lust… Read More »

Amat Escalante – La región salvaje AKA The Untamed (2016)

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A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction. Read More »