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FICM JOURNAL: October 30

The Forum on Indigenous Peoples 2020 is now available at Cinépolis KLIC

The 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) presents the Forum on Indigenous Peoples 2020, which program includes two conversations and the exhibition of the works of the guest filmmakers.

The talks are aimed at exchanging reflections among the participating filmmakers about the factors that modulate and reflect indigenous identity in the context of contemporary society, and from the perspective of cinematographic creation.

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FICM pays tribute to the extraordinary José María Riba

Daniela Michel, Cuahutémoc Cárdenas Batel

The Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) paid a posthumous tribute to the Spanish journalist, film critic and great friend of the festival, José María Riba. An armchair with his name was unveiled in room 5 of Cinépolis Centro. During the event, Daniela Michel, founder and director of FICM, and Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Batel, vice president of the festival, were present.

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Berlin Alexanderplatz by Burhan Qurbani premiered at the 18th FICM

Berlín Alexanderplatz

The feature film Berlin Alexanderplatz, by Burhan Qurbani, was loaned at the 18th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), with the presence of Rudolf de Baey, director of the Goethe Institut Mexiko.

“We will witness a Latin American premiere today in the beautiful city of Morelia. This was possible thanks to the courage and commitment of all of you who have contributed to this festival, one of the first face-to-face festivals at this juncture,” said De Baey.

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Cinema PREMIERE and the 18th FICM presented the table talk: “Cinema and Our Gazes”

Cine PREMIERE y el 18º FICM presentaron la mesa de discusión “El cine y nuestras miradas”

Cine PREMIERE presented the discussion table “Cinema and Our Gazes” at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). Participants included the documentary makers Carolina Admirable, director of A los onceTamara Yazbek, director of Refugio; Laura Plancarte, director of Non-Western; Daniela Alatorre, co-director of Fragmentos; and Laura Herrero Garvín, director of La Mami. The conversation was moderated by María Novaro, filmmaker and current director of the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE).

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¡Ánimo, juventud! by Carlos Armella was presented at 18th FICM

¡Ánimo, juventud!

¡Ánimo, juventud! (2020) by director Carlos Armella, was presented at the 18th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

In this comedy, four teenagers confront the absurdity of being young in Mexico City: Martín gets into trouble for declaring his love; Daniel wants to be treated as an adult; Dulce longs to be loved by others, and one day Pedro stops talking like a normal person. Their animosity towards adults is something they all share.

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La Mami by Laura Herrero was presented at the 18th FICM

The documentary La Mami (2019), directed by Laura Herrero Garvín, was presented as part of the Mexican Documentary Section of the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

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The Great Fellove by Matt Dillon arrives at the 18th FICM

El gran Fellove

The great Fellove, a documentary directed by Matt Dillon, had its premiere at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

This documentary portrays aspects of the life of the great Cuban musician, the naturalized Mexican, Francisco Fellove. A contemporary of stars such as El Niño Rivera, Tito Puente, Chico O’Farrill, Celia Cruz, Olga Guillot and Omara Portuondo, among others.

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Fauna by Nicolás Pereda was presented at the 18th FICM

Fauna (2020, dir Nicolás Pereda)

Fauna (2020), by director Nicolás Pereda, was presented at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) as part of the Mexican Feature Film Section in competition.

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No son horas de olvidar by David Castañón was presented at the 18th FICM

No son horas de olvidar (2020, dir. David Castañón Medina)

The documentary No son horas de olvidar (2020), directed by David Castañón Medina, is part of the Mexican Documentary Section in this edition of the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).

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Blanco de verano by Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson premiered at FICM 2020

Blanco de verano (2020), by Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson, was presented at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) within the Mexican Feature Film Section in competition.

Rodrigo is a teenager with a very intimate relationship with his mother, but everything changes when she invites her new boyfriend to move in. The relationship is fractured when Rodrigo must decide between recovering his former place, even if it hurts his mother, or accepting that things have changed.

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