Hola Senoritas and Senors,
As a fellow Mexican filmmaker I am always inspired and amazed by the cinema emerging from Mexico. Personally, I feel there is a depth of emotional rawness consistent to Mexican Cinema. Luckily for me and those like me who have a deep passion for Mexican films the AFI Festival will premiering shortly from October 31st to November. Here is a list and information on the Mexican films premiering at the festival, so go SEE A FILM!!
MEXICAN FILM AT AFI FEST
THE DESERT WITHIN
2008 Mexico 110 MIN
DIR: Rodrigo Pla
CAST: Mario Zaragoza, Diego Catano, Memo Dorantes, Eileen Yanez, Luis Fernando Pena, Jimena Ayala, Katia Xanat Espino, Dolores Heredia, Angelina Pelaez, Martin Zapata, Alan Chavez
The closing-night showcase at Cannes' Critics Week, this hugely inventive drama follows the story of a man who, having committed a mortal sin, tries to repent—and save his eight children—by isolating his brood in a desert outpost and dedicating all of his energy to building a church.
Tuesday, November 4, 7:30 pm, Arclight 09
Thursday, November 6, 3:00 pm, Arclight 08
I’M GONNA EXPLODE
VOY A EXPLOTAR
2008 Mexico 106 MIN
DIR: Gerardo Naranjo
CAST: Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Maria Deschamps, Juan Pablo de Santiago, Rebecca Jones, Martha Claudia Moreno
In this Godardian follow-up to the acclaimed DRAMA/MEX, Naranjo spins a fanciful, upbeat and innovative tale of Roman and Maru, two disaffected 15-year-olds who fall in love and rebel against adulthood in a series of sexual adventures, finally escaping out of town for a romantic lark.
Saturday, November 8, 9:40 pm, Mann 03
Sunday, November 9, 3:15 pm, Arclight 13
INTIMACIES OF SHAKESPEARE AND VICTOR HUGO
INTIMIDADES DE SHAKESPEARE Y VICTOR HUGO
2008 Mexico 83 MIN
DIR: Yulene Olaizola
CAST: Rosa Elena Carvajal, Florencia Vega Moctezuma
A filmmaker uncovers the true tale of her grandmother Rose Elena's friendship with Jorge, the strange, transsexual and perhaps schizophrenic man who rented a room from her. Could Jorge, Rose Elena's close companion, have been responsible for a string of unsolved murders in Mexico City?
Thursday, November 6, 7:00 pm, Arclight 08
Friday, November 7, 3:15 pm, Arclight 08
TE ACURDAS DE LAKE TAHOE
2008 Mexico 81 MIN
DIR: Fernando Eimbcke
CAST: Yemil Sefani, Diego Catano, Juan Carlos Lara, Daniela Valentine
Before dying, Juan's father gave him a car. But now Juan has crashed it, and he is desperate to find the parts to fix it. From the director of DUCK SEASON comes this deadpan coming-of-age comedy, laced with deep meaning, about a quest that will forever shape one boy's life.
Monday, November 3, 7:15 pm, Arclight 09
Wednesday, November 5, 12:30 pm, Arclight 09
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