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FICM Journal: October 23th

Learn about the activities of the sixth day of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM):

Serpent’s Paradise, an attempt to separate faith from religion

Bernardo Arellano

Bernardo Arellano

Serpent’s Paradise (2019), written and directed by Bernardo Arellano was presented to the press at the 17th Morelia International Film Festival as part of the Mexican Feature Film Section, in the presence of the director, as well as the producer Inti Cordera and co-producer Damián Aguilar Andrade.

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Cannes Critics Week at the 17th FICM: Vivarium, by Lorcan Finnegan

Vivarium (2019), by Lorcan Finnegran, was presented at the 17th edition of the FICM by Charles Tesson, director of Cannes Critics’ Week, and the Festival director, Daniela Michel.

Charles Tesson, Chloë Roddick, Daniela Michel

Charles Tesson, Chloë Roddick, Daniela Michel

The Irish director’s second film looks at a young couple who, after following a mysterious real estate agent, ends up trapped in a strange real estate development when he was looking for his first house.

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FICM held second day of Forum Indigenous Women Filmmakers

Foro Cineastas Indígenas Mexicanas

On the second day of the Forum Indigenous Women Filmmakers: identity and new narratives, one of the most disturbing themes of current cinema was addressed: equality, equity and gender perspective cinema. On this occasion, documentary maker, politologist, curator and researcher, Christiane Burkhard spoke with several filmmakers about their motivations and the main issues they have faced as Indigenous women.

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The restored version of Los olvidados was screened at the 17th FICM

The digitally restored version of Los olvidados (1950), by Luis Buñuel, was presented during the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), by the director of the festival, Daniela Michel.

Starring Roberto CoboManuel Inclán and the Michoacán actress Stella Inda, the film addresses how “el Jaibo,” leader of a street band, drags the characters towards immorality, crime and death in a poor Mexico of the last mid-century.

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Special screening of Gente de mar y viento and Kárapani Tsínharhini at the 17th FICM

Magda Cacari, Ingrid Eunice

Magda Cacari, Ingrid Eunice

Gente de mar y viento, by Ingrid Eunice and Kárapani Tsínharhini by Magda Cacari, had a special screening that was presented by the directors, in the company of Marina Stavenhagen, as part of the Forum Mexican Indigenous Filmmakers: Identity and new narratives, in the context of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

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Territorio, by Andrés Clariond, was presented at the 17th FICM

José Pescina, Paulina Gaitán and Jorge A. Jiménez, as well as producers Alejandro Durán, Gabriel Nuncio

Jorge A. Jiménez, José Pescina, Paulina Gaitán, Andrés Clariond, Alejandro Durán

The film Territorio, by Andrés Clariond, which is part of the Mexican Feature Film Section of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), was presented at a press conference. Together with Clariond were actors José PescinaPaulina Gaitán and Jorge A. Jiménez, as well as producers Alejandro Durán and Gabriel Nuncio.

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Special screening of the Short Film Program of the Forum Mexican Indigenous Filmmakers at the 17th FICM

Iris Villalpando, Ángeles Cruz, Dolores Santis, María Candelaria Palma

The Short Film Program of the Forum Mexican Indigenous Women Filmmakers: identity and new narratives, was presented at the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) by directors Iris Villalpando, Ángeles Cruz, Dolores Santis and María Candelaria; accompanied by Daniela Michel, general director of the Festival and Marina Stavenhagen, Forum coordinator.

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John Bailey presented Ordinary People at the 17th FICM

John Bailey

John Bailey

The Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) had the pleasure of having the former president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, John Bailey, for the presentation of the film Ordinary People, directed by Robert Redford. The event was attended by Daniela Michel, founder and general director of the FICM, and Alejandro Ramírez, president of the Festival.

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La nave, by Silva Batan, screened at the Melchor Ocampo Theater

Silva Batan

Silva Batan

Silvia Batan’s most recent film, La nave, was presented in the context of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), where it had a special screening at the Melchor Ocampo Theater, presented by the director.

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