Posts tagged ‘Pablo Cruz’
The story of how easily one individual can surrender to the implacable demands of a corrupt culture is the basis of a compelling if overlong thriller that sheds some genuine insight into a country where the annual drug trade alone is estimated to be worth $25 billion dollars. Naranjo’s first feature since I’m Going To Explode (Voy a Explotar) should benefit from his growing international reputation and a mature handling of potentially sensational material.
Stephanie Sigman stars as Laura, a 23 year-old in Cuidad, Juarez, whose bedroom walls are festooned with images of Madonna, Audrey Hepburn and other global icons. Her dream is to participate in a beauty contest that will (more…)
Revolucion: “What does the Mexican Revolution mean to you today?” 10 Filmmakers, 10 shorts, 1 revolution (Trailer)
An omnibus collection of short films held together by a location-based theme, Revolución initially brings to mind such recent collaborative projects as Paris, Je T’aime, New York, I Love You, and Tokyo! Instead of just love of a city, however, the stories of Revolución share much more specific themes. They’re held together by producer Pablo Cruz’s loose conceptual question: “What does the Mexican Revolution mean to you today?” Inspired by the centennial celebration of the uprising-turned-civil-war and eventual establishment of what has since been the political system of Mexico, each filmmaker who contributed a piece took a unique approach, but it’s perhaps more interesting to explore what these pieces have in common than the ways in which they differ.
The Mexican film industry is experiencing a period of flowering artistic growth and has clearly established itself as the cinematic leader of the Spanish-speaking world. The Starz Denver Film Festival is proud to present a selection of these works.
The Black Panther
La Pantera Negra (more…)
AFI has announced their complete lineup for the 2010 AFI Latin American Film Festival in Silver Spring, MD.
The fest will open on September 21 with “Revolution,” a shorts compilation commissioned by Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz, featuring some of Mexico’s leading contemporary directors (among them, Fernando Eimbcke, Carlos Reygadas, Rodrigo Garcia, Bernal, and Luna) exploring themes and stories inspired by the Mexican Revolution, in honor of its 100th anniversary.
The festival will close on October 13 with “October,” Daniel and Diego Vega Vidal’s film that won the Jury Prize in the 2010 Canne Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section. “October” follows Clemente, a moneylender, who enters his office to find a baby girl in a basket. He must search among the prostitutes he frequents to find the baby’s mother, as his neighbor looks after the baby and his office. (more…)
The 5th Sydney Latin American Film Festival opens on the 1st of September at Dendy Opera Quays.
The 2010 Sydney Latin American Film Festival – September 1st to 19th – brings over 60 fresh and exciting Latin American films to Sydney audiences, from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego and the Caribbean, including many award-winners and Australian premieres.
The festival opens on the 1st of September, at Dendy Opera Quays, with award-winning Argentine comedy and box-office hit Cuestión de principios (A Matter of Principles). (more…)
The 25th edition of the Guadalajara International Film Festival feted Colombian helmer Carlos Gaviria’s “Retratos en un mar de Mentiras” and Nicolas Pereda’s “Perpetuum Mobile” with jury grand prizes in the Ibero-American and Mexican fiction feature categories, respectively, during Friday’s festival’s awards announcement.
Speaking at the ceremony, festival director Jorge Sanchez Sosa also announced he will step down after this year’s festival, bringing with him at least some of his core staff. The topper has long described his reign as a five-year plan and is generally credited with having greatly expanded the industrial side of the festival. (more…)