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FICM Journal: October 19th

Learn about the activities of the seventh and last day of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM):

Workforce, by David Zonana, “is a film about human dignity”

Luis Alberti, David Zonana, Jonathan Sánchez

Luis Alberti, David Zonana, Jonathan Sánchez

As part of the 17th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival activities, Mexican filmmaker David Zonana offered a press conference on the occasion of the presentation of Workforce, a film in competition within the Mexican Feature Film Fiction Section 2019.

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Nazarín, by Luis Buñuel, “revives” 60 years later at the 17th FICM

The recently restored digital version of the film Nazarín (1959), by Luis Buñuel, was screened during the 17th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), with the presence of the deputy director of the Circuito Cineteca de Red Nacional, Orianna Paz, and the Televisa Foundation curator, Héctor Orozco.

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Orissa Castellanos presented Historias de luz: Antonio Turok at the 17th FICM

As every year, the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) provides a special space for Canal 22 productions. This year, the director of Canal 22 International, Orissa Castellanos, presented the screening of the documentary Historias de luz: Antonio Turok by director Alejandro Strauss.

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Morelia | Sundance Screenwriters Lab 2019 began its activities at the 17th FICM

For the third consecutive year, the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and the Sundance Institute International Program got together to carry out the Morelia | Sundance Story Lab which seeks to support the perfection of feature film scripts, through the analysis and creative advice by prestigious international tutors.

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Marina de Tavira, Eugenio Caballero and Diana Bracho unveiled their armchair at the 17th FICM

Eugenio Caballero, Marina de Tavira, Diana Bracho

The Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) has a deep-rooted tradition of engraving the names of the greatest of national and international cinema on the armchairs of Cinépolis Centro; this time those who received this honor where actresses Diana Bracho and Marina de Tavira, as well as acclaimed art director Eugenio Caballero.

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“Becoming vulnerable gives a lot of power”, press conference of This Is Not Berlín at the 17th FICM

Ale García, Xabiani Ponce de León, Hari Sama, José Antonio Toledano, Mauro Sánchez, Rodrigo Ordoñez, Max Zunino

Ale García, Xabiani Ponce de León, Hari Sama, José Antonio Toledano, Mauro Sánchez, Rodrigo Ordoñez, Max Zunino

The talent of This Is Not Berlín, by Hari Sama, revealed the secrets behind the film during a press conference at the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). The director, the main actors Xabiani de LeónMauro Sánchez and José Antonio Toledo, producer Ale García, as well as the screenwriters Rodrigo Ordóñez and Max Zunino, were all present.

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Luc Dardenne receives the UNAM Film Library Medal at the FICM


Luc Dardenne, special guest at the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), accompanied by Daniela Michel, founder and general director of the festival, received the UNAM Film Library Medal from the hands of Hugo Villa, General Director of Cinematographic Activities of UNAM, this after the presentation of Rosetta (1999) film in which for the second time he shared direction and script credits with his brother and Jean-Pierre Dardenne.

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Marina de Tavira received the José Cuervo Tradicional Award at the FICM 17

Marina de Tavira

Marina de Tavira

In the context of the 17th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), the José Cuervo foundation gave the José Cuervo Tradicional Award to actress Marina de Tavira as a recognition for her outstanding career and work throughout this year. The ceremony was attended by Daniela Michel and Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Batel, general director and vice president of the festival.

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Ariane Toscane du Plantier, Guillaume Duchemin

Ariane Toscane du Plantier, Guillaume Duchemin

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Agnès Varda Program at the 17th FICM

Rosalie Varda

Rosalie Varda

With the support of the French Embassy and Unifrance, the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) pays tribute to the extraordinary director Agnès Varda, by presenting a program that includes Cléo from 5 to 7One sings the other doesn’tVagabondLes glaneurs et la glaneuse, as well as the Mexican premiere of her latest film Varda par Agnès. To present this very special program, we will have the privilege of having the presence of her daughter, producer Rosalie Varda.

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Filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché’s short film cycle began

Ariane Toscane du Plantier

Ariane Toscane du Plantier

Director of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), Daniela Michel, along with the director of Communication and Patrimony of Gaumont, Ariane Toscan du Plantier, and the curator of the Guamont exhibition, Guillaume Duchemin, inaugurated the short film cycle of French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché during the 2019 edition.

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James Ivory received the UNAM Film Library Medal at the 17th FICM

Hugo Villa, James Ivory

Hugo Villa, James Ivory

In the context of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and before the screening of Shakespeare Wallah (1965) American filmmaker and special guest James Ivory received the UNAM Film Library Medal from Hugo Villa, general director of UNAM Cinematographic Activities, in company of Alejandro Ramírez, president of the festival and Daniela Michel, founder and general director of the FICM.

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John Bailey presented The Lawless at the 17th FICM

John Bailey

John Bailey

The president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey, presented The Lawless (1950), by Joseph Losey, during the 17th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

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The Gaumont, since there is cinema exhibition was inaugurated at the Clavijero Cultural Center

In the context of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) the exhibition Gaumont, since there is cinema was inaugurated at the Clavijero Cultural Center, where you can enjoy original costumes, excerpts from films, posters, props and old cameras that have been part of the history of cinema from the perspective of the oldest film company in the world.

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Luc Dardenne presented El niño at the 17th FICM and unveiled the armchair with his name

Luc Dardenne

Special guest at the 17th Morelia International Festival, Luc Dardenne, presented El niño (2005), a film he co-directed with his brother Jean-Pierre Dardenne. Accompanied by the founder and general director of the FICM, Daniela Michel, and the president of the Festival, Alejandro Ramírez, the Belgian director also unveiled the armchair with his name.

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Ella es Cristina, by Gonzalo Maza, premiered at the 17th FICM

Mariana Derderian, Gonzalo Maza, Paloma Salas

Mariana Derderian, Gonzalo Maza, Paloma Salas

As part of the international premieres of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), Chilean filmmaker Gonzalo Maza, in company with actresses Paloma Salas and Mariana Derderián, presented his film Ella es Cristina to the festival’s audience.

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Cannes Critics Week at the 17th FICM

As it is tradition, this 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), will feature the presentation of the Cannes Critics Week 2019 films: Abou Leila, by Amin Sidi-Boumédiène; Ceniza negra, by Sofía Quirós Ubeda; A White, White Day, by Hlynur Pálmason; The Unknown Saint, by Alaa Eddine Aljem; Vivarium, by Lorcan Finnegan; J’ai perdu mon corps, by Jérémy Clapin, winner of the Great Critics Award; and Nuestras madres, by César Díaz, winner of the Golden Camera.

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