SELECCIÓN OFICIAL MÉXICO: PROGRAMA 5
Los Truenos de San Juan / Tecuani, Hombre Jaguar
SMA Viernes 21 – 18:00 hrs – Teatro Ángela Peralta
Redefiniendo identidades / Redefining identities
Promoting Mexican cinema is one of the main objectives of GIFF, which from its beginnings has supported and promoted film production in our country, helping to understand our culture, bringing the audience closer to understanding the different realities in our society.
On the first day of the festival, there is an Official Selection Mexico program you can’t miss. This includes two films that give a voice to different social phenomena that, nevertheless, have one point in common: the definition and transformation of Mexican identity in an environment dominated by violence and a lack of opportunities, which leads to the loss, be it momentary or permanent, of one’s own identity.
The program begins with Los Truenos de San Juan, a feature film by Santiago Maza that tells us what happened at the San Juan de la Vega carnival, where for five days faith and explosives carry out a dance that brings joy and danger to the community. It will be followed by Tecuani, Un Hombre Jaguar, a short film by Isis Ahumada and Nelson Aldape about the journey a child who searches for his parents in Colima, where he is confronted with child labor, lack of opportunities and prejudices, which force him to question his identity.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]
SELECCIÓN OFICIAL: CORTOMETRAJES FICCIÓN
No te pierdas hoy, Viernes 21 en San Miguel de Allende:
Programa 1 – 17:00 hrs en Bellas Artes
Programa 2 – 10:00 hrs en Teatro Ángela Peralta
24 miradas al mundo actual / 24 looks at the world today
One of the most important sections in GIFF is the International Fiction Short Competition, where short films from all corners of the world show us situations, emotions and ideas that are directly related to the most influential global events in society. This year, 24 short films, a very important number for cinema, as well as the history of moving images, are in competition, as if it were a conspiracy.
Divided into four programs to be screened in both cities, highlights include short films that have gone through festivals and awards such as Cannes, Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand, Locarno and the Academy Awards, among others. These productions, from 22 different countries and from each of the existing continents, form a wide kaleidoscope of topics such as adulthood, migration, uprooting, borders, reinterpretation of myths, loneliness, gender identity, violence and relationships; That is, where man fits in contemporary society.
This is why we invite you not to miss these programs, where all the different perspectives and approaches on humanity and what it means to be human in an equally globalized and divided world come together like all the rivers that meet the sea.[/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_empty_space][vc_column_text]
SELECCIÓN OFICIAL DOCUMENTAL: PROGRAMA 4
The Road Movie / The Beiges
SMA Viernes 21 15:00 hrs en Bellas Artes
El automóvil como conformador del hombre moderno / The car as a shaper of modern man
Documentary cinema has gained importance within the international film industry, positioning itself as fundamental to understanding the human condition and increasingly expanding its formal limits thanks to experimentation and innovation in the technologies of film, as well as the commitment the filmmakers have to giving a voice to those phenomena that must be heard about.
This year, GIFF has selected 23 documentaries to be divided into 9 programs, which will be screened in both cities over 10 exciting days of cinema. On its first day of activities, the festival will screen two documentaries about the importance of cars and the road in understanding human identity as a species that found a way to be sedentary and still be on the move.
The Road Movie, a feature film directed by Dmitrii Kalashnikov, is a fantastic mosaic of road adventures that runs along landscapes dominated by the absurd and terrifying nature of Russia. A fascinating spectacle that shows unreal scenes that combine horse-drawn sleighs, men brandishing axes, pistols or hammers, forest fires and flooded streets. This is followed by The Beiges, a short film by Étienne Lacelle that poetically captures the misadventures and moments of glory of a group of car enthusiasts in St-Eustache, Québec, who risk their lives to continue their passion for drift.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]
MUESTRA CANADÁ: CINE CONTEMPORÁNEO
Stories We Tell
SMA Viernes 21 14:00 hrs Cinemex
The activities that show our Spotlight Country’s cinema begin this Friday with interesting samples that can’t be missed. As part of the Canadian Contemporary Film program, which includes some new talents who have taken their films around the world and brought audiences closer to the history of one of the most important nations in modern society, presents the film Stories We Tell by Academy-Award nominated actress and director Sarah Polley.
Stories We Tell is a documentary that digs into myths and memory to find an ephemeral truth that sneaks in every time it tries to be apprehended. Sarah is interested in reconstructing the past, following in the footsteps of stories imbued with the veil of subjectivity.
Between drama and humor, the secrets kept by her family arise. In investigating these secrets, we find a series of characters of dubious reliability. Thus, the documentary pursues the nature of memory in a very personal film about how the stories we tell construct us as individuals and as a social group.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]