Country: Mexico

  • Gueros

    Gueros

    This feisty Mexican comedy-drama, filmed in black and white on a micro-budget, is the debut feature from director Alonso Ruizpalacios. Mexican movie star Gael Garcia Bernal (who played Che Guevara in one of the WFC’s earliest features, Motorcycle Diaries) is associate producer. Ruizpalacios was born in 1978 and studied stage directing in Mexico City before…

  • Like Water For Chocolate

    Like Water For Chocolate

    An adaptation of a novel by Laura Esquivel, ‘Como Agua Para Chocolate’ (Like Water for Chocolate) is a Latin American expression which refers to the near boiling temperature of water for use in the making of chocolate, and is, figuratively, a reference to passion. In this tale of early 20th century, pre-revolution Mexico, a family…

  • El Violin

    El Violin

    A big winner on the film festival circuit in the Americas and Europe, juries and audiences alike applauded Vargas accomplished first feature. El Violin is the kind of social realism film we don’t see so much these days. The film tells a simple story of guerrilla forces struggling against the oppression of government troops in…

  • The Orphanage

    The Orphanage

    Hitchcock explained the difference between surprise and suspense like this: if people are seated at a table and a bomb explodes, that is surprise. If they are seated at a table, and you know there’s a bomb under the table attached to a ticking clock, but they continue to play cards – that’s suspense. Well,…

  • Pan’s Labyrinth

    Pan’s Labyrinth

    Del Toro, no stranger to science fiction or tales of the Spanish struggle between Fascism and left wing politics (Blade 2, Hellboy, The Devils Backbone) offers us something different here, skilfully blending history with fantasy. In Second World War fascist Spain Ofelia (Ivana Baquero) is faced with a stark choice. On the one hand she…

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