AND THE DAYS NEVER STOP WALKING
Venue: Cinemex La Luciérnaga
Simplicity does not equal inferior quality and Caminar los días is a powerful 5-minute drama that touches upon something that’s not often talked about in narrative filmmaking: the passage of time with the relatives of a someone who is missing. Some moving words reveal the thoughts of young woman who is holding on to the hope that her missing mother is still out there, despite the time that has passed. Her absence has forced this young woman to become a mother figure for her little brother. The strength of this film lies in its filmmaking as well as the strength of its two leads. An important and moving film about one of the most painful aspects of violence in Mexico.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
EL AIRE DELGADO
Sede: Cinemex La Luciérnaga
Pablo Giles nos hace ser testigos del desmoronamiento de una relación que se encuentra en su última etapa. Es bastante natural; hasta cierto punto todos hemos vivido esa experiencia. Todo se traslada a un road film que utiliza el género a su favor. En el viaje Sonia y Mateo descubren que no son malos tipos y comparten una química excelente, pero también que llevan una historia de pensamientos y visiones de madurez que no congenian. El director muestra una sensibilidad y capacidad narrativa tan natural y tranquila como el anhelado viaje de carretera.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
Venue: Centro Cultural “El Nigromante” – Bellas Artes
Pedro González Rubio, an internationally recognized Mexican documentary filmmaker, co-author of Toro Negro (2005), Alamar (2009) and Inori (2012), presents this feature film about a group of theater students who are preparing Antígona. This Greek tragedy addresses the conflict between the normativity of reigning power and morality, which are not always found together. These themes are suitable to talk about the Mexico of our days while the theater, life and fiction intersect in the everyday spaces and surreal landscapes that are portrayed in this film.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]
Venue: Cinemex La Luciérnaga
Little Wars became a point of inflection in Arabic cinema. A left-leaning filmmaker left the Palestinian cause aside to center on the pain of Lebanon and intimately portraying how the Civil War was tearing it apart; this conflict made people re-examine their lives. Little Wars es is a story that mixes thriller with drama, complex and contained love and even a small oedipal trauma.
War films that are made in countries at war usually narrate the terrible consequences that these types of situations have in ordinary citizens who chase the same desires in times of peace, an act that becomes almost impossible in the context of violence.
Baghdadi, lead actress and the director’s significant other, carefully weaves in the role of a young woman who tries to sustain the world that surrounds her at all costs: a space-time on the verge of falling apart. She’s equal parts fragile and strong, just like we all will ourselves to be when facing the most terrible circumstances.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]