DAY 2 @LondonMexFest: Programme Highlights (Films, Talks, Music…)
2010 / Mexico / 35mm / Color / 82 min
Directed by Diego Luna
Sundance Film Festival (USA, 2010)
Mute Abel is no ordinary nine-year-old. He is coming home after spending time in a psychiatric facility, having reacted badly to his father’s disappearance two years earlier. Then suddenly Abel decides to speak again and alarmingly reinvents himself as the patriarch of the house. When his father suddenly reappears, however, the a fragile family dynamic looks to snap, shifting things definitively for all concerned.
I’m Gonna Explode / Voy a explotar
2008 | Mexico, USA | 35mm | Color | 106 min.
Directed by Gerardo Naranjo
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AND BEST DIRECTOR, GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (MEXICO, 2009) BEST DIRECTOR, THESSALONIKI FILM FESTIVAL (GREECE, 2009)
Román is the son of a contemptible, right-leaning congressman. Recently enrolled in a new high school, the rebellious teen clumsily attempts to hang himself on-stage at the big talent show. Maru is the sole member of the audience to applaud, earning both students a day of detention. After bonding during the course of their punishment, Román and Maru grab daddy’s gun, steal a Volkswagen, and hit the road bound for nowhere.
Drought / Cuates de Australia
Documentary / 2011 / Mexico
Directed by Everardo González
There is a lost ranch called Cuates de Australia nestled in the mountains of Coahuila, in northeast Mexico. As is common in many rural areas, the inhabitants of the community vacillate between staying on their land and going away in search of a better life. Their reasons for leaving include not only poverty and desolation, but namely, the lack of water. Drought captures the exodus but also the resistance and survival strategies of a community facing climatic adversity and a myriad of social problems.
Documentary Filmmaker Talk
FEATURING: Everardo González, Viviana García Besné and representatives from Ambulante
The Gentleman, the Mermaid, Mexican Cinema, Lottery!
Facade Projection by Tupac Martir for Satore Studio
Presented by The Mexican Tourism Board
CHILANGO (DJ SET)
“I’m originally from Mexico City where I grew up and lived until I moved to London 5 years ago, I’ve been djing for 10 years now, first in Mexico City in venues like Cafeína, Rioma, Ixchel, Colmillo, Habita and in London I have played in parties like Movimientos, Fiesta en la Calle, Muévete, Pisco Disco and last year at Glastonbury Festival. My first approach to electronic tropical music was through BN Loco back in DF, project of Uriel Esquenazi with whom I collaborated for his monthly house party and Radioactivo’s radio show called Bounce. During my sets expect bassy electronic nu-cumbia and some other tropical stuff, lots of ZZK records and Surtek Collective!”
For full programme and tickets click here.
Source: Latam Film