[eltdf_dropcaps type=”normal” color=”” background_color=””]H[/eltdf_dropcaps]er father was a seaman, her mother a photographer. Dolores Heredia grew up surrounded by stories overlooking a horizon as open as the Baja California Sur shore next to the Pacific Ocean.
She was born in 1966 and was the middle child in a family of ten children. That may be what made her adopt this no-fear attitude she carried throughout her adolescent life towards doing theater in her native La Paz and to going to Mexico City to become the renowned actress she is today.
She arrived in Mexico City in 1986 to study Drama at UNAM’s Theater University Center and later participated in Sophocles’ Antigone with her theater group El Fauno. In 1989 she made her big screen debut with the short film La otra orilla (1989) directed by Antonio Diego Hernández and, a year later, she joined INBA’s Experimental Theater Center with the play Máquinas de Coser, directed by Luis de Tavira.
She went back to cinema to star in José Luis Garcá Agraz’s Desiertos Mares (1993), Juan Carlos De Llaca´s En el aire (1995) and Roberto Sneider’s Dos crímenes (1995), for which she won Best Actress at the Cartagena de Indias Film Festival and an Ariel nomination from the Mexican Academy of Arts and Sciences for Best Supporting Actress.
Since, Dolores Heredia has participated in over 40 feature films, including her national and international productions. For her work in Santitos, directed by Alejandro Springall, she won a Best Actress award at the Amiens Film Festival and at the 2000 Cartagena International Film and Television Festival. Among her many television roles, she starred in Capadocia: un lugar sin perdón (2008), the successful HBO Latin America series for which she also got a nomination.
If something distinguishes this brilliant Mexican woman, who’s solid in the art of telling stories, is that she lives and works through a wide commitment with her time. Dolores Heredia is a consolidated artist who is always listening; she has a profound social conscience. She’s a woman linked to nature and her activist attitude has her fighting to change problematic social contexts. Since October 2015 she has been the President of the Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a post she’s committed to, aware of the transcendence that implies promoting diffusion, investigation, preservation, development and the defense of the cinematic arts and sciences.
With a firm posture and elegant determination, her mission for leading the spirit of the Academy grown through adversity and is humble towards capitalized goals. She is our tributee Dolores Heredia, the girl who learned to make of history a guideline for the common good and of her profession a laudable career.
As part of this celebration, we will be screening Alejandro Springall’s Santitos, in which Dolores plays Esperanza, a woman sunk in a depression after the death of her daughter until a Saint that she prays to informs her that her daughter is not dead, but does need help. This film, for which Dolores was nominated for an Ariel and won prizes at national and international film festivals, will screen at Cinemex Plaza de la Luciérnaga in San Miguel de Allende on Saturday July 23rd at 2:00 pm.
Dolores Heredia: 70 Years of AMACC: The Mexican Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is an independent organism that promotes the diffusion, preservation, development and defense of motion picture arts and sciences. AMACC was founded in 1946, when the Mexican film industry lived its greatest moment of splendor and now we celebrate its 70th anniversary by paying tribute to its president at this celebration that will begin at Casa del Mayorazgo de la Canal in San Miguel de Allende on Friday July 22nd at 5:00 pm, followed by a parade in the center of San Miguel Allende.
Don’t forget that these events are free of charge and open to all audiences, so be sure to arrive early to reserve seating.
More cinema please!