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ALAMAR (Pedro González-rubio, 2009)
“Documentary? Fiction?… simply, and finally, a film - albeit one of uncommon and delicately achieved beauty.” - Cinema Scope ... Hoping to impart something of his Mayan heritage, divorced f… Read more

ALSINO AND THE CONDOR (Miguel Littin, 1983)
Chilean, exiled film director, Miguel ... Littin's new production gives an idealised view of guerilla movements in Latin America; its cinematic approach is sophisticated and the acting highly profess… Read more

ANGEL OF FIRE (Dana Rotberg, 1992)
This, the second feature by Dana Rotberg one of Mexico's most exciting new filmmakers, is a rare and intense cinematic allegory with its magic-realist treatment of themes such as incest, religious fa… Read more

ANGELS AND CHERUBS (Rafael Corkidi, 1972)
Rafael Corkidi, who makes his directorial debut with Angels and Cherubs, has previously earned a reputation for his photography on Jodorosky's two films, Fando and Lis and El Topo. ... His imagery in… Read more

BASTARDS, THE (Amat Escalante, 2008)
“Two boys, a house, an uncomfortable mise-en-scène and the weight of violence. In a word: masterpiece.” - Sitges Film Festival ... From one of the most original voices in new Mexican cinema, Ama… Read more

Bed (Ximena Cuevas, 1998)
Prolific Mexican video artist Ximena Cuevas continually produces biting and sardonic short works which interrogate and subvert states of normalcy. Part of the Dormimundo series, Cama is fascinated wi… Read more

BELLA (Alejandro Gomez Monteverde, 2006)
“You want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans.” For José, the memories of his pro soccer career weigh heavy on his shoulders as he slaves in his brother's restaurant in New York City. When m… Read more

BLACK WIND (Servando Gonzalez, 1965)
The black wind is a desert dust storm regarded as the worst enemy of the men building a railroad across the Great Altar Desert in Mexico. The film explores the dangerous adventures of its hero, a rou… Read more

Careful With Boots! (Dominique Jonard, 1994)
Careful with Boots' is a naive folk art style of animation with songs sung by children set in Mexico with accidently charming subtitles. A turtle comes out of the sea to lay its eggs on the beac.h Th… Read more

DEEP CRIMSON (Arturo Ripstein, 1996)
Mexico 1949; Coral Fabre, a buxom, sensual, young nurse and mother, meets Nico who uses his looks to take advantage of women. Coral, immediately attracted to him, abandons her children and delves int… Read more

DESERT WITHIN, THE (Rodrigo Plá, 2008)
"The desert grows, and woe to him who conceals the desert within him..." - Friedrich Nietzsche ... Hot off the success of last year's award-winning La Zona, Rodrigo Plá doesn't put one step wrong in… Read more

Down to the Bone (Rene Castillo, 2001)
This twisted, superbly animated tale takes us on a journey to a very unconventional afterlife, populated by unruly skeletons with a penchant for boozing and big number stage shows. ... Read more

EISENSTEIN IN MEXICO: THE ETERNAL CIRCLE (Alejandra Islas, 1996)
Eisenstein in Mexico: The Eternal Circle documents one of the least known, yet perhaps most influential, periods in the life of master filmmaker, Sergei Eisenstein. During his brief visit to Mexico, … Read more

EL SANTO LUZBEL (Miguel Sabido, 1996)
In the tiny Mexican mountain village of Yohualichan, the majordomo who presided over the annual Colloquium has died. Conse­quently the resident Indians have not held the holy play, dedicated to S… Read more

EL TOPO (Alexandro Jodorowsky, 1970)
Presented in a fully restored print, this visceral, quasi-Western is credited as starting the ‘midnight movies' phenomenon. El Topo tells of a black-clad gunslinger whose yearning for spiritual en… Read more

EL VELADOR (Natalia Almada, 2011)
"An exquisite study of a rapidly expanding cemetery at the center of Mexico's drug wars." - Variety ... In Mexico, the war on drugs has become a literal war, resulting in the bloodiest conflict since… Read more

FANDO AND LIS (Alexandro Jodorowsky, 1968)
Once there were two tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, who spent their days waiting for Godot. Now a young couple, Fando and Lis, go in search of a city called Tar. On the way their quest is harried by v… Read more

Fate of a Child (Leo Seltzer, 1951)
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firepussy (Laurel Almerinda, 2001)
With poetry, montage, visceral imagery and fractured narrative, this remarkable mixed-media piece is an electrically charged journey into the mind of a volatile Latina pyromaniac poet. Fleeing urban … Read more

From Mesmer, with Love or Tea for Two (Salvador Aguirre, Alejandro Lubezki, 2002)
Alberto resorts to disturbing and extravagant practices to break through the shell of his loneliness and fulfill his desires. This cheeky short film won the Grand Prix for Short film, Critics Week, C… Read more

GABY - A TRUE STORY (Luis Mandoki, 1987)
In 1979, the words of Gaby Brimmer reached a wide readership in Mexico, with the release of her autobiography, a memoir chronicling a writer's struggle for self-expression - the stuff of many first h… Read more

Grandfather Cheno... and Other Stories (Juan Carlos Rulfo, 1995)
"We live off memories don't we?... And to remember is to live " states an elderly Mexican gentleman his leathery face telling as much a story as his words. The murder in 1923 of Juan Nepomuceno Perez… Read more

HIGHWAY PATROLMAN (Alex Cox, 1992)
Alex Cox has already made himself quite a reputation for eccentrtc humour (Repo Man) and an unflinching vision at the gritty truth of modern life (Sid and Nancy). Continuing in both courses, he has m… Read more

HOLY MOUNTAIN, THE (Alexandro Jodorowsky, 1973)
“A scandal when first released, Mr Jodorowsky's movie is a dazzling, rambling, often incoherent satire on consumerism, militarism and the exploitation of third world cultures by the West. It unfurl… Read more

HOMEWORK (Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, 1990)
... ... This latest offering by one of Mexico's most prolific and outrageous commentators is a single shot — one angle, one com­position. The result is anything but one note; rather, the el… Read more

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