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Valladolid to honour Mexican cinema

13 May

EFE: The 57th edition of the Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid (a.k.a. la Seminici) will honour Mexico with a retrospective of twenty feature films, and screen a number of short films by Mexican filmmakers never before seen in Spain, including undistributed works by Iñárritu, Cuarón, and del Toro.

Festival director Javier Angulo explained that the retrospective will cover three generations of Mexican cinema, beginning with “first generation” director Jorge Fons, and including films produced before 2010.

The program is being coordinated by Iván Trujillo, currently director of the Guadalajara International Film Festival and former director of Mexico’s National Film Archive.  It will include panel discussion with directors, actors, and experts in Mexican cinema, including representatives from IMCINE (Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía) and the Spanish press.  In recent years, Valladolid also hosted retrospectives of Indian, Swedish, and Brazilian cinemas.

The retrospective will take place 20-27 October.  Read more.

The official program is still TBA but the festival website is already up. Continue reading


The Meth Project

18 Apr

Damarys Ocana from from Latina movie blog Hollywood is Burning links to three public service ads directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu for The Meth Project to reduce first-time drug use. “The ads, each highly disturbing, feature kids prostituting themselves, robbing a family and ignoring an overdosing friend and have the gritty, moddy look Iñarritu perfected in Amores Perros and 21 Grams.” They can be seen on YouTube.