The film tells the story of Mauricio Fernandez, mayor of the wealthiest municipality in Latin America located in the North of Mexico. He presents himself as a polemical figure who takes justice in his own hand in order to ‘clean’ his municipality of the drug cartels presence. Mauricio is a key character to better understand the present situation in Mexico. Through the unusual views of this politician, the audience will be witness to a scenario where political tasks and excessive violence mingle with one another. Awards: 2 Wins & 2 Nominations
La Cebra / 2011 / 94 min / Director: Fernando J. León Rodríguez (21.09.2017 – 7.20 pm)
Two bandits mistake a zebra for an American horse while looking to align themselves with Álvaro Obregón’s troops. Awards: 1 Win
Desierto Adentro / 2008 / 110 min / Director: Rodrigo Plá (22.09.2017 – 6.00 pm)
To redeem himself from a great sin, a man dedicates himself to building a church. Awards: 20 Wins & 8 Nominations
Lupe el de la Vaca / 2011 / 79 min / Director: Blanca Aguerre (22.09.2017 – 7.50 pm)
Lupe el de la Vaca is the name of a peculiar character, a local man, whom we never get to see, though he provides the title for this film and serves as a playful excuse to get close to the inhabitants of a rural community in Sierra Del Tiger, Calico, to talk about live hoods in the Mexican countryside. Both hilarious and dramatic.
El hombre detrás de la máscara /2013/90’/Dir: Gabriela Obregón (23.09.2017 – 6.00 pm)
The 70th anniversary of the birth of ‘El Santo’, one of the great legends of Mexican sports, film and culture, and the wrestling debut of his son, mark the beginning of El Hijo del Santo, who takes us into the story, a legacy beyond the ring, and, through personal memories and records, shows us his childhood with a father who had a double identity, and who was always absent from home; and also, the discovery of the hero at home, and his motive for wanting to continue this legacy.
Burros / Donkeys / 2011 / 93 min / Director: Odin Salazar (23.09.2017 – 7.30 pm)
Set in the 1940s, Burros is the story of Lautaro, a ten-year-old kid who lives in the so-called Tierra Caliente in southern Mexico. After his father is killed, the boy is sent to live with an aunt in a faraway town. Lautaro decides, for a number of reasons, to run away home and on his way back discovers many people, living and dead to help him on his journey. Awards: 1 Nomination