After Mexico’s Golden Age of Cinema in the 40s and 50s, it was as if the theatre went dark. However, a new wave of Mexican cinema has emerged in recent years, with Mexican films increasingly winning recognition by the arbiters of great cinema as well as at the box office.
This year the Sydney Latin American Film Festival has picked five of the 150 shorts films submitted by students from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica A.C. in Mexico City, and we have scheduled a ‘Shortcuts to Mexico’ session featuring the following films:
Her (Ella)—Director Ximena Urrutia
Negro (Negro)—Director Daniel Castro Zimbron
Light Years—Director Paula Hop
Never Come Back—Director Leonardo Díaz
This Love Song is for Fatima—Director Acelo Ruiz Villanueva
The films (which run for 89 minutes in total) will screen at Event Cinemas, George Street, on Monday 8 September from 7pm.
Before the films, come along and listen to some Mexican tunes by DJ Señor Bolivar.
For tickets and further information, visit: www.sydneylatinofilmfestival.org
Tickets are also on sale through Event Cinemas box office.