DAY 3 @LondonMexFest: Programme Highlights + Closing Night
Closing Night – Daniel and Ana / Daniel y Ana
2009 | Mexico, Spain | 35mm| Color | 90 min
Directed by Michel Franco
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL (FRANCE, 2009)
Daniel and Ana, brother and sister, are experiencing important moments in their lives. Ana is about to be married; Daniel is discovering his personal and sexual identity. Yet this harmony is instantly shattered when they are kidnapped. Something shocking happens which forces them to confront their own desires and fears. Suddenly their old lives are a distant memory. Now, nothing they have known will ever be the same again.
The Last Christeros / Los últimos cristeros
2011 | Mexico, Netherlands | 35mm | Color | 90 min.
Directed by Matías Meyer
Toronto International Film Festival (Canada, 2011)
At the end of the 1930s, a small group of men refuse to accept amnesty and decide to continue their fight against religious persecution. This is the courageous story of these soldiers of Christ, who carry out their struggle with little food and ammunition, against an arid and rugged landscape.
The Tiniest Place / El lugar más pequeño
2011 | Mexico | video HD / 35mm | Colour | 104 min.
Directed by Tatiana Huezo
In El Salvador, five families walked through the jungle for five days. As they arrived to what used to be their village, there was nothing left. People organized themselves and began to collect the remains of their dead ones. Today, life begins again amongst nightmares and wounds of a terrible civil war. The characters –farm labourers from a guerrilla town– attempt to go on living, sowing the soil and looking after their animals; the images of their dead ones ever present. Forced to give up their weapons, they remain committed to never forgeting.
Sight of Emotion (Ojos que Sienten) developed by Sensory Pop Up Studio
The Sensory Pop Up Studio takes place on 17-19 August 2012 and will offer new audiences sensory experiences that integrate visually impaired and young people from marginalized groups into communal environments with the general public. It aims to build confidence and encourage creative dialogue and spatial exchange between them. The Sensory Photographic Studio will utilize photographic and sensory experiences to challenge people’s social and spatial perceptions.
The process: Members of the public will enter the studio and once standing in position will have their photo taken by photographers who are visually impaired, assisted by sighted young photographers from disadvantaged backgrounds from Fotosynthesis. Around the side of the studio there will be an area where the messaged photo can be pegged up onto a series of criss-cross washinglines along with others and this will create an ever changing art installation of its own. Leading the project along with the support of the Mexican Embassy is Gina Badenoch, just named Young Global Leader. She study an MA in Image and Communication at Goldsmiths University of London, she set up an innovative organization, Ojos que Sienten A.C (Sight of Emotion), an organization that has already impacted more than 350 thousand people around the world, fostering the aspirations and wishes of the visually impaired. Gina is a dynamic and passionate leader and manager with over five years experience as a photographer and Social Entrepreneur with a proven track record in managing a team.
For more information about the programme and tickets click here.
Source: Latam Film
Entry filed under: FILM FESTIVALS, LATAM FILM, MEXICAN CINEMA. Tags: Daniel and Ana / Daniel y Ana by Michel Franco, mexican cinema london, mexican films london, The Last Christeros / Los últimos cristerosby Matías Meyer, The Tiniest Place / El lugar más pequeño by Tatiana Huezo.