Mexican Film Festival

We are happy to inform you that, we INDO CINE APPRECIATION FOUNDATION in association with Embassy of Mexico in India, New Delhi, Honarary Counsulate of Mexico in Chennai are organizing a Mexican Film Festival at Alliance Française of Madras, from 18th to 20th march 2019.

Venue : Alliance Française of Madras, Chennai
Date : 18th to 20th March to 2019

1. I Dream in Another Language / 2017 / Dir: Ernesto Contreras / 103 min

Martin arrives in a remote Mexican village to record a dying, ancient indigenous language. He finds the last two speakers of the language, but they refuse to speak to each other because of a 50 year grudge. Martin learns the surly Evaristo got into a fight with Isauro because they fell in love with the same woman. Now widowed, Evaristo continues to bitterly avoid the ailing Isauro. Martin and Evaristo’s granddaughter, Lluvia, work to convince the men to reconcile. Perplexed by their intensity when they meet, Martin realizes there is more to the story, and Lluvia finally reveals the secret behind the men’s entanglement. As Isauro’s health declines, Evaristo struggles to come to terms with his feelings, and strange bird calls from deep inside the jungle begin to stir, evoking the mythical origin of their ancestors.
15 wins & 13 nominations.

2. The Chosen / 2016 /Dir: Antonio Chavarrías / 125 min / March 19 / 6:30 pm

A man named Jacques Mornard arrives in Mexico in 1940, claiming to be a Belgian who is fleeing the war in Europe to join his girlfriend, one of refugee Leon Trotsky’s secretaries. But nobody knows that in reality this conventional and cheerful young man is in fact an agent of the GPU (Soviet Secret Service) and has been sent to assassinate Trotsky.
4 nominations

3. The Chosen Ones / 2015 / Dir David Pablos / 105 min / March 20 / 6:00 pm

Young Ulises falls in love with teen Sofia, even as he is forced to lure her into his family’s prostitution ring. Now he will do anything to save her.
7 wins & 14 nominations

4. Carmin Tropical / 2014 / Dir: Rigoberto Pérezcano / 80 min / March 20 / 7:45 pm

This mesmerizing mystery delves deep into the heart, mind, and soul of Mabel, a Mexican muxe (transwoman) who revives past demons when she comes face to face with the people, places and memories of a faraway life. After learning that her dear friend Daniela has suddenly died, Mabel travels back to her hometown of Juchitán, Oaxaca only to discover that everything is both the same and different at once. She soon finds herself immersed in a tale of crime and passion that reveals shocking moments of emotional turmoil and unadulterated truth. Part psychological thriller, part personal love story, Carmín Tropical is a layered exploration of gender and culture in a familiar world turned upside down. 2 wins & 13 nominations

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