Tag Archives: Mexico

Stellet Licht / Silent Light (2007) Carlos Reygadas, Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Drama, Romance

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Johan is the head of a family in a Mennonite community in northern Mexico. However, he goes against the law of both God and men by falling in love with another woman and, although he is honest with his wife about the affair, his actions create conflict in their otherwise serine and tranquil existence. An enlightening and engaging exploration of moral and spiritual crises, Silent Light’s poetic tone at times invokes Dreyer, Bergman and even Kubrick as it weaves its intricate and brilliant way to one of cinema s most exquisite finales. A modern classic from one of the greatest film-makers of our time.

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Salón México (1949) Emilio Fernández, Marga López, Miguel Inclán, Rodolfo Acosta, Crime, Drama

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Mercedes (Marga Lopez) dances for money with the clients of Salon Mexico, a famous cabaret in Mexico City. Her younger sister Beatriz (Derbez) studies in an expensive private school, paid by Mercedes. Obviously, young Beatriz doesn’t know about her sister’s job. Troubles begin when Mercedes wins a danzon contest with Paco (Acosta), her pimp. Paco refuses to share the prize with Mercedes, so she steals the money when he’s sleeping.

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Espacio interior / Richness of Internal Space (2012) Kai Parlange Tessmann, Gerardo Taracena, Kuno Becker, Juan Pablo Medina, Drama

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Lazarus is kidnapped in a two by three meter room completely isolated from the outside world. Forced to reveal intimate information of his family he falls into despair and abandons himself to death. Then, a seemingly meaningless event makes him realize that his heart and his mind are not kidnapped and will never be. Lazarus forces himself into a disciplinary routine that helps him endure his unbearable situation, letting his imagination, memories, introspection and faith push him through each day overcoming the constant threat of torture and death. Based on true events, Richness of Internal Space is a testimony of a man’s will to live and his unbreakable spirit.

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Cuatro lunas / Four Moons (2014) Sergio Tovar Velarde, Antonio Velázquez, Alejandro de la Madrid, Cesar Ramos, Drama, Romance

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Four stories about love and self-acceptance: An eleven year-old boy struggles to keep secret the attraction he feels towards his male cousin. Two former childhood friends reunite and start a relationship that gets complicated due to one of them’s fear of getting caught. A gay long lasting relationship is in jeopardy when a third man comes along. An old family man is obsessed with a young male prostitute and tries to raise the money to afford the experience.

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Yo soy la felicidad de este mundo / I Am Happiness on Earth (2014) Julián Hernández, Hugo Catalán, Gabino Rodríguez, Andrea Portal, Drama

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Emiliano looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, mixing the objective reality with the processes of the artistic creation. The story he is filming flounders with his daily life, until his world is trapped in the lens of his camera. Confused, always alone and in front of a screen, now become a transfigured reality, but at the same time a measurable, controllable and manipulable one, he listens in loop to a song: one of those songs you sing or repeat as a prayer and forcing you to remember, believe and convince yourself.

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