FICM JOURNAL: October 29th
Impulso Morelia 6 kicked off at the 18th FICM
The sixth edition of Impulso Morelia began, virtually, as a part of the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). Since 2015, this space has offered a program of Mexican feature films in different phases of editing and post-production in order to generate a constructive dialogue on the proposals and offer them international visibility.
Rafael Aviña interviews Adolfo Martínez Solares for the 18th edition of FICM
Film critic Rafael Aviña interviewed Adolfo Martínez Solares, son of director Gilberto Martínez Solares, as part of the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). Martínez Solares shared anecdotes about the career of this prolific Mexican director, who from 1938 to 1979 directed more than 150 films – many of which were big box office successes.
Jesús Mario Lozano’s Fuego adentro premiered at the 18° FICM
The film Fuego Adentro (2020) by director Jesús Mario Lozano, was presented during the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
Starring Hugo Catalán, Armando Espitia and Luisa Pardo, Fuego Adentro talks about León, who, tormented by his past, takes refuge in a town lost in the mountains until Andrés, his younger brother, brings him news of his girlfriend and his mother that make him confront what he was and what he has become.
Yermo, by Everardo González, was presented at the 18th FICM
Yermo (2020), the documentary by Mexican director Everardo González, was presented during the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
Yermo was conceived from an invitation to the director to do a behind the scenes of the project by visual artist Alfredo de Stéfano, who performs landscape interventions in deserts. The artist’s monumental photography project and Everardo’s vision were transformed into this film that explores unknown life in ten deserts around the world.
Rodrigo Fiallega presents Richochet at the 18th FICM
Ricochet (2020), director Rodrigo Fiallega’s debut feature film, was presented at the 18th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
The film portrays the life of Martijn, a foreigner who has lived in a quiet town in Mexico for two decades. In that time, Martín, as he is known, started a family. But upon learning that his son’s murderer has been released from prison, he decides to get revenge.
Xiaomi and FICM invite you to see the winning short film of the Luces. Cámara. Acción. Contest
The short film La piel de las mandarinas (2020), by Daniel Magallanes, was presented during the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). The short was the winner of the Luces. Cámara. Acción. contest organized in collaboration with Xiaomi.
Kuxlejal (Vida) by Elke Franke premiered at the 18th FICM
Kuxlejal (Vida) (2020), the documentary directed by filmmaker Elke Franke, is part of the Mexican Documentary Section of the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
The director told us about her passion for audiovisual work on television aimed at children and young audiences, especially a children’s news broadcast where she reported on high suicide rates – an investigation which later became this film production.
Sin señas particulares by Fernanda Valadez was presented at the 18th FICM
Sin señas particulares (2020), by the filmmaker Fernanda Valadez, was presented during the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
The film recounts Magdalena’s journey, a woman who for months has been looking for a son who went missing on the way to the border with the United States. Although she’s adviced to assume her son is dead, Magdalena doesn’t stop and travels through violent areas of modern Mexico in search of clues that will help her discover what happened to him.