4-14 SEPTEMBER 2014
Hecho en México

On 2nd March 2014, during the night of the Oscars, a Latin American director won a statue for the first time ever as the best director. The award to Alfonso Cuarón crowns not only the path of an author, but a whole cinematography, that of Mexico, which in the past two years has made a name for itself on the international scene as one of the most vital and interesting. In the two years between the victory of Carlos Reygadas with the Prix de la mise en scène in Cannes and the Oscar for Cuarón, Mexican cinema has – without a fixed dimension – come to the attention of film  critics all over the world, for the first time since the foundation of the Frente Nacional de Cinematografistas in 1976 or the birth of new Mexican cinema at the end of the 1990s. 

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Los Ángeles
Los Ángeles

Damian John Harper, MEX, 2014, HD, 97´

Mateo is a young man from the Zapotec community whose dream is to join his father over the border in Los Angeles. Achieving his dream will mean joining a local gang, who will force him to come to terms with what this means for his family and his conscience.
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Los insólitos peces gato
Los insólitos peces gato

Claudia Sainte-Luce, MEX, 2012, HD, 91´

During her stay in hospital after a bout of appendicitis, Claudia meets Martha and her five children. The result is a deep friendship that forces the viewer to reflect on the importance of being open to new relationships.
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Purgatorio – viaje al corazón de la frontera
Purgatorio, Journey into the Heart of the Border

Rodrigo Reyes, MEX, 2012, DVD, 80´

There is an image in Rodrigo Reyes’ Purgatorio that is impossible to forget: the long metal barrier that cuts through the landscape, breaking the view, blocking it, making it come to an unnatural end. It’s an imagine as metaphorical as it is real: it is the steel wall that separates the United States from Mexico; and it is a barrier that traces a path of confrontation, and outlines an identity that still suffers today.
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