Recommended article: 10 Mexican Filmmakers Examine Their Homeland by Eugene Hernandez

20/02/2010 at 7:15 am Leave a comment

“We have a lot of problems in Mexico,” a well-known Mexican filmmaker said somberly, frustrated and shaking his head earlier this week during a party at the Berlinale.

At the Mexican Embassy shortly after the first screening of “Revolución,” I ran into a director of one of the ten short films that make up the new omnibus movie marking the centennial of the Mexican Revolution.

“I have a hole in my heart,” the filmmaker told me, looking a bit shell-shocked and explaining that seeing the ten films on the big screen for the first time earlier that night was a “very heavy” experience.

“I need to go get drunk,” he half-smiled, excusing himself for a moment and making his way to the crowded tequila bar inside the Embassy.

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