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SHOWING 36 FILMS FROM MEXICO

ANGST

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 8 minutes
  • Directed By: León Rechy and León Rechy
  • Country: Mexico
After participating in an execution by lethal injection, a doctor is so overcome by Angst that he decides to find a way out.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Character Flaws program. |Read More
Drama

ARTIFICIAL PARADISES

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Yulene Olaizola and Yulene Olaizola
  • Country: Mexico
This beautifully rendered atmospheric story captures a young woman addicted to heroin trying to get clean at a rundown resort on the Mexican Gulf Coast. There she meets a local character and the two begin a unique rapport. First-time narrative filmmaker Yulene Olaizola subverts the conventional addict story and imbues her main characters with a complexity and honesty that inspires this delicate and resonant journey of two old souls. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)

AUTUMN DAYS

  • Release Year: 1962
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Country: Mexico
Pina Pellicer, best known here for her role opposite Brando in One-Eyed Jacks, gives an unforgettably touching performance in this subtle melodrama as a naïve girl who finds work in the big city, then fashions an alternate reality in the wake of a disastrous love affair. Gabriel Figueroa's stunning black-and-white photography invigorates this new restoration from Mexico's Film Archive. |Read More

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY NARRATIVE AWARD WINNER: GÜEROS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Country: Mexico
The Best Cinematography Award goes to Damian Garcia for Güeros:

A water balloon dropping from the sky, exploding on a mother’s head, in the frantic first moments of this striking debut feature, announces its director, Alonso Ruizpalacios, as a bold new voice of Mexican cinema. Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in beautiful black-and-white, Güeros brims with youthful exuberance. |Read More

BREACHED

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 22 minutes
  • Directed By: Laura Richard
  • Country: USA, Mexico
A pregnant Mexican woman is determined to have her baby on American soil. In order to take advantage of immigration policy, she waits until her cervix is dilated enough to cross the border in “active labor.” To complete her journey, Maria must face the intense physical strain of childbirth and the dangerous complications of illegal border crossing. |Read More
Drama

CARTEL LAND

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Matthew Heineman
  • Country: USA, Mexico
A portrait of two men, both leaders of small paramilitary groups that police different sides of the Mexican drug war: one in the southern US and the other in Michoacan, deep inside Mexico. With unprecedented access, this film brings forward deep questions about the breakdown of order and entanglement of modern-day vigilante movements at a time when the government cannot provide basic security for its people. In Spanish and English with subtitles. A release by The Orchard. |Read More
Documentary

CHARRO OF TOLUQUILLA

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Jose Villalobos Romero
  • Country: Mexico
Jaime García appears to be the quintessentially machismo mariachi singer, yet beneath his magnetic confidence lies a man struggling to maintain a relationship with his estranged family while living as an HIV-positive man. In Jose Villalobos Romero’s remarkable cinematic debut, he utilizes vivid tableaus and stylized perspective to paint a beautifully unique and emotional portrait of a man divided. |Read More
Comedy, Documentary, Latino Director(s)

CHÁVEZ

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 78 minutes
  • Country: Mexico
Actor Diego Luna (Y Tu Mamá También) steps behind the camera for this heartfelt documentary about the life and career of his countryman, Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez, considered one of the sport's--and Mexico's--all-time greats. Luna follows Chávez through the final bouts of his career, even as he proudly passes the torch of boxing to his son. |Read More
Sports, Documentary

GÜEROS

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Directed By: Alonso Ruizpalacios
  • Country: Mexico
A water balloon dropping from the sky, exploding on a mother’s head, in the frantic first moments of this striking debut feature, announces its director, Alonso Ruizpalacios, as a bold new voice of Mexican cinema. Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in beautiful black-and-white, Güeros brims with youthful exuberance. |Read More
Comedy, Female Screenwriter(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker

GIRL

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: David Riker and David Riker
  • Country: USA, Mexico
From the director of La Ciudad comes this moving drama about a single mother (Abbie Cornish) caught in emotional quicksand after losing her job and custody of her son. Desperate to earn cash for her custody battle, she makes the daring choice to help smuggle illegal immigrants over the border. A deep connection to a young Mexican girl will take her on a life-changing journey and force her to confront her past. |Read More
Drama

LOVE, PAIN & VICE VERSA

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Alfonso Pineda-Ulloa
  • Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
This stirring and moody psychological thriller finds two strangers subconsciously linked when their recurring dreams begin to topple their reality. Featuring strong performances by the sizzling Bárbara Mori (La mujer di mi hermano) and Leonardo Sbaraglia (Intacto). |Read More
Thriller

LUCIFER

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Directed By: Gust Van den Berghe
  • Country: Mexico, Belgium
After being banished from heaven, an angel begins his descent to hell, only to unexpectedly land in a Mexican village where his newfound presence affects the villagers in strange and surprising ways. Inspired by the notorious biblical story, Lucifer is a mesmerizing, moving, and imaginative re-envisioning of the notorious biblical story, presented in director Gust van den Berghe’s own innovative aspect ratio, Tondoscope. |Read More
Drama

MAQUILAPOLIS: CITY OF FACTORIES

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 68 minutes
  • Country: USA, Mexico
Just over the border in Mexico is an area peppered with maquiladoras: massive sweatshops often owned by the world's largest multinational corporations. Carmen and Lourdes work at maquiladoras in Tijuana, and it is there that they try to balance the struggle for survival with their own radicalization in this hard-hitting and ultra-relevant documentary. |Read More
Documentary