It’s been a while (I’ve been writing my thesis), sorry… but no news on A Boy and His Shoe, nor any Ariels for Rudo y Cursi. The director and screenwriter Carlos Cuarón told AP that he saw it coming: “It’s like troubled waters. I came knowing the rules and how distinctively [the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences] operates and I have to submit to their decision.” While making clear that he was not complaining about lack of recognition, he did indicate that he had hopes for the recognition of actors Diego Luna and Guillermo Francella. The director also criticised the voting procedures of the Academy which, unlike the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, prohibits mailing in ballots. Read more.
In other news, the director, accompanied by starring actors Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal, will be present at the Tribeca Film Festival which runs from 22 April to 3 May. Once again, the SoHo Apple Store and IndieWIRE will be hosting the Meet the Filmmakers series and other related events. The director and collaborators will be present Monday afternoon at 5pm, 27 April at the Apple Store at 103 Prince Street. Rudo y Cursi will screen Sunday evening, 26 April; Tuesday afternoon, 28 April; and again Saturday evening, 2 May. Visit the festival page for more details.
SPC will distribute the film to broader North American audiences beginning 8 May. Yay!
Also, of interest to some: an older interview from Cuarón while promoting his film at a Spanish film festival: «Mi amante es el cine pero mi pareja es la literatura» He uses similar words to describe his relationship to film and literature in the special features for the the Criterion release of Sólo Con Tu Pareja.