FICM Journal: October 20th
Learn about the activities of the thirth day of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM):
Sanctorum, by Joshua Gil, takes us from Mixe magic to drug trafficking hell
The film Sanctorum (2019) was presented at the 17th Morelia International Film Festival as part of the Mexican Feature Films Selection, and was attended by actresses Nereida Vásquez and Virgen Vásquez, actor Erwin Pérez, as well as director Joshua Gil, and producers Marion d’Ornano and Carlos Sosa.
Hugo Villa and Viviana García present El fantasma del convento, restored version
In the context of the 17th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), director of the Filmoteca UNAM, Hugo Villa and founder of the Voluntary Permanence Archive of Tepoztlán, Viviana García, presented the public screening of the film El fantasma del convento by Fernando de Fuentes in its restored version.
José María Yazpik presented Polvo at the 17th FICM
Polvo (2019), José María Yazpik’s directorial debut, was presented at the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) as part of the Mexican Feature Films Selection with the presence of producers Eamon O’Farril, Carlos Meza Yazpik and Mónica Lozano.
Hugo Villa presented the restored version of Doña Herlinda and her son, by Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
The general manager of the Filmoteca UNAM, Hugo Villa, presented the screening of the restored version of Doña Herlinda y su hijo, by Mexican filmmaker Jaime Humberto Hermosillo, which dates from 1985, within the context of the activities of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
The FICM inaugurated Impulso Morelia 5 at the Morelos Casa Natal
In the context of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), the Impulso Morelia 5 was inaugurated, in a space that since 2015 offers a Mexican feature film program in different phases of editing and postproduction in order to generate a constructive dialogue on proposals and offer them international visibility.
Selena, “a film for Latin girls who did not have princesses similar to them”
In 1995, when singer Selena Quintanilla was murdered, the Latino community in the United States experienced a real tragedy, as an important figure had truncated her career.
Back then, Latinos would go out on the streets wearing t-shirts with Selena’s image, so director Gregory Nava asked a girl who wore one of those why she liked Selena and she replied: “because she looks like us.”
Tierra Adentro and The Girl With Two Heads were presented at the 17th FICM
The Girl With Two Heads by Betzabé García and Tierra adentro, by Panamanian director Mauro Colombo were presented in a joint screening in the context of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
Special Screenings by El Día Después at the 17th FICM
In the context of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), the civil association El Día Después had two special screenings of the two short films that have been produced until now with this initiative’s support.
Eight youngsters open the Locarno Industry Academy International workshop
As part of the training activities of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), the Locarno Industry Academy workshop began in the Alfredo Zalce tribute room of the University Cultural Center of Morelia.
James Ivory presented Quartet at the 17th FICM and unveiled the armchair with his name
The filmmaker and special guest at the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), James Ivory, presented Quartet (1981) and unveiled the armchair with his name, in the company of Alejandro Ramírez, president of the Festival, and Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Batel, vice president.
Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and Héctor Orozco inaugurated the Photographic Exhibition “Nazarín, fotografías de Manuel Álvarez Bravo”
The vice president of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Batel, in company with curator Héctor Orozco, inaugurated the Photographic Exhibition Nazarín of the Televisa Foundation Collection and Archive of Manuel Álvarez Bravo. This exhibition takes place in the Benito Juárez Plaza.
Cannes Critics Week at the 17th FICM: Abou Leila, by Amin Sidi-Boumédiène and Nuestras madres, by César Díaz
Abou Leila (2019), by Amin Sidi-Boumédiène, was presented at the 17th FICM by the director of Cannes Critics’ Week, Charles Tesson.
Sidi-Boumédiène’s directorial debut addresses a journey through the desert of two childhood friends who are trying to find a terrorist. Their search seems absurd, but as they move forward, so does their own inner violence
Perdida, by Jorge Michel Grau had its national premiere at the 17th FICM
As part of the section Autores and the national premieres, Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau and the cast presented Perdida, the filmmaker’s most recent film, in the context of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
Agnès Varda Program at the 17th FICM: One Sings, the Other Doesn’t
Continuing with the tribute that is paid to honor filmmaker Agnès Varda, the film One sings, the other doesn’t (1977), was presented at the 17th FICM by producer Rosalie Varda.
One sings, the other doesn’t addresses the life of Pomme, an incipient singer, and Suzanne, who is pregnant with her third child, whom she will no longer be able to support, so she thinks about aborting him. An event separates them and they meet again 10 years later during a demonstration, but both have changed thanks to the female liberation movement.
Special screening of Maurice, by James Ivory, at the 17th FICM
As part of the activities of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), Maurice, by special guest and filmmaker James Ivory had a special screening and, at the end, the director interacted with the audience to answer some questions.