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 MoreComedy, Female Screenwriter(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker
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 MoreDrama
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 MoreThriller
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 MoreDrama
At 17, mild-mannered Rosa Jiménez came to the United States to provide a better life for her family back in Mexico. This riveting, heartbreaking film examines how she comes to stand accused of murder in a Texas courtroom. Co-hosted with The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. |Read MoreFemale Director(s), Documentary
My Radio starts with a little girl and a box of colored chalk. Four lines and a couple of circles later, her imaginary radio is finished. She then tunes in to a fantastic radio station that exists only in her mind, and we are allowed a glimpse into her inner world and the beings that populate it. This charming film, buoyed along by the carefree humor of its little star, is a celebration of the unique fantasy worlds that children so effortlessly create. |Read More
Having grown up in a tiny hardscrabble village in the Mexican highlands, Martin sets out for Mexico City to seek his own destiny, and to save his father and mother from the marginalization to which they seem destined. An impressively crafted and moving first feature.
Based on a true story, 11th Hour recounts how, on the evening of 9/11, Maria José's bar is heaving with locals united in grief and a building rage; a cop pulls his gun and when a surprise visitor enters Maria has to seize the moment to take back control. |Read MoreDrama, New York