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Blanco de verano
Dir. Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson
(Mexico, 85 min, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)13-year-old Rodrigo’s entire world revolves around his intimate relationship with his mother. However, their relationship begins to fall apart when she brings home a new boyfriend. This affecting drama premiered at Sundance and features a star making performance from Adrián Rossi and amazing turns from Sophie Alexander Katz and Fabián Corres. Mexico Today Films Showcase.
Cindy la Regia
Dirs. Catalina Aguilar Mastretta, Santiago Limón
(Mexico, 108 min., 2020, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Comedy)
When Cindy decides she doesn’t want to marry her boyfriend, she runs to Mexico City, where new friendships and unexpected paths teach her there are more possibilities for her than she imagines. Starring Cassandra Sánchez Navarro and Regina Blandón. Mexico Today Films Showcase.
Dir. Gael García Bernal
(Mexico, 95 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Gael García Bernal steps behind the camera for his second feature, Chicuarotes, to deliver a startling look at the lives of two teenagers engaging in petty crimes in their attempts to escape their impoverished neighborhood. When one of their schemes goes a step too far, they set off a chain of events that puts their lives and those they love directly in harm’s way. Mexico Today Films Showcase.
¿Conoces a Tomás?
DIr. María Torres
(Mexico, 91 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles Dramedy)
An irresponsible musician agrees to take care of his girlfriend’s autistic brother, Tomas. Leo is initially unsure of how to behave around Tomás, but when Leo and his bandmate Chris decide to take Tomás to the wedding of a famous music producer where they’ve agreed to play, they will discover just how special he really is. Mexico Today Films Showcase.
El diablo entre las piernas
Dir. Arturo Ripstein
(Mexico / Spain, 145 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
El diablo entre las piernas, directed by acclaimed Mexican auteur Arturo Ripstein, explores the growing rift between the Old Man and Beatriz, long time romantic partners entering the twilight of their lives. As festering memories and resentments are brought to the surface, temptation presents itself and jealousy threatens to tear them apart once and for all. Ripstein’s latest masterpiece is written by his long-time collaborator, the brilliant Paz Alicia Garciadiego, and features an all-star ensemble cast including Silvia Pasquel, Alejandro Suárez, Daniel Giménez Cacho and Patricia Reyes Spíndola. Mexico Today Films Showcase. IN PERSON: Silvia Pasquel! Purchase tickets here.
Dir. Salvador Espinosa
(Mexico, 92 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Comedy)
Martín Altomaro and Juan Pablo Medina star in this riotous comedy about two friends who re-connect to participate in an epic drinking contest called El Guadalupe Reyes. Their hard-partying comes at a price as both realize that growing up isn’t necessarily the worst thing that could happen. Mexico Today Films Showcase.
Mano de obra
Dir. David Zonana
(Mexico, 82 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
Francisco (Luis Alberti) and his brother are construction workers who build luxury real estate in Mexico City. After a tragic on-site accident claims the life of his brother, Francisco encounters a series of injustices by the home’s owner. Fed up with a system of labor designed to take advantage of its workers, Francisco takes the matters into his own hands. However, a loose coalition between him and the other construction workers begins to fracture when everyone starts to fall prey to the same system they’re fighting against. Mexico Today Films Showcase.
Dir. Armond Cohen
(Mexico, 109 min., 2019, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Drama)
A desperate, lonely young woman in need of money becomes pregnant with the biological son of a couple of strangers. When an accident happens, she takes extreme measures to fulfill her part of the deal. Starring Paulina Gaitán, Marco Peréz, and Flavio Medina. Mexico Today Films Showcase.