Tag Archives: Mexico
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.
Espacio interior / Richness of Internal Space (2012) Kai Parlange Tessmann, Gerardo Taracena, Kuno Becker, Juan Pablo Medina, Drama
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.
Cuatro lunas / Four Moons (2014) Sergio Tovar Velarde, Antonio Velázquez, Alejandro de la Madrid, Cesar Ramos, Drama, Romance
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.
Yo soy la felicidad de este mundo / I Am Happiness on Earth (2014) Julián Hernández, Hugo Catalán, Gabino Rodríguez, Andrea Portal, Drama
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.
Velociraptor (2014) Chucho E. Quintero, Alan Aguilar, Axel Arenas, Roberto Becerra, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
On the eve of an imminent apocalypse, two buddies – one gay, one “undecided” – wander the streets. Deep in conversation, Alex and Diego bond while sharing their fears and desires about sex and intimacy. Once they make their way to Alex’s bedroom, the true nature of their relationship is made clear. The strength of their unbreakable friendship helps them test the limits of trust and loyalty while pushing one another into exciting new realms of sexual exploration. A smart, heartfelt mix of drama, science fiction and romance, Velociraptor is a brilliant evocation of what it means to be young man, exploring male friendship and desire in an entirely fresh way.
The Infernal Rapist / El violador infernal (1988) Damián Acosta Esparza, Noé Murayama, Princesa Lea, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Horror, Thriller
Taken out of the electric chair and given a new life by a demoness a man must rape and kill constantly in order to remain faithful to his evil contract. However the string of bodies he leaves behind has caught the notice of the police who try to find him.
El cielo dividido / Broken Sky (2006) Julián Hernández, Miguel Ángel Hoppe, Fernando Arroyo, Alejandro Rojo, Drama, Romance
La llorona / The Crying Woman (1960) René Cardona, María Elena Marqués, Eduardo Fajardo, Luz María Aguilar, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The Mexican horror film La Llorona begins with a very happy young woman named Margarita (Luz Mara Aguilar) who is planning her wedding to the love of her life. Her uncle (Carlos Lopez Moctezuma) refuses to give his blessing to the union. She goes through with the marriage and soon gives birth to a son named Jorgito. When he gets older, Jorgito learns that the family suffers from a curse that causes woman to kill their children. In order to keep the curse from perpetuating itself, Jorgito begins plotting the murder of Margarita.
A man tricked into enlisting in the Confederate army is later thrown into a hellish stockade on desertion charges. He eventually breaks out of the prison camp, reunites with his old partner and sets out to kill the man who was responsible for his being in the camp in the first place. However, after accidentally killing a Confederate officer, he finds himself pursued by a gang of vicious bounty hunters intent on collecting the reward put up by the dead officer’s widow.