FICM JOURNAL: October 31
Todo lo invisible by Mariana Chenillo was presented at the 18th FICM
Todo lo invisible (2020), director Mariana Chenillo‘s third film, was presented at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
Jonás is blinded after a car accident. While he tries to be remunerated, he reluctantly adjusts to his new condition and to being vulnerable around his wife and daughters. Finding that there are more important things than money.
499 by Rodrigo Reyes, was presented at the 18th FICM
499 (2020) by Rodrigo Reyes, was presented at the 18th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
In 2021, five centuries after the Spanish conquest, the ghost of a conqueror repeats the route that Hernán Cortés from Veracruz followed to Mexico City, hearing testimonies from people who were affected by the violence perpetuated since colonial times.
The press conference for Te llevo conmigo was held at the 18th FICM
The press conference for I Carry You With Me (2020), by Heidi Ewing, was held virtually and was moderated by film critic Carlos Gómez. Actors Armando Espitia, Michelle Rodriguez and Christian Vazquez were present, as well as producers Edher Campos and Gabriela Maire.
The film is part of the special premieres taking place as part of the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
Tu’un Savi by Uriel López was presented at the 18th FICM
The documentary Tu’un Savi (2020), directed by Uriel López España, was presented at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) as a part of the festival’s Mexican Documentary Section.
This film narrates the search for the tu’un savi (Mixtec) through its speakers, resulting from the director’s training as a documentary filmmaker and his interest in learning the language his family speaks, which was forbidden from childhood. “I was interested in doing it because it was part of my emotions, and of why I couldn’t talk with my family when I went to visit them.”
Amalgama by Carlos Cuarón was presented at the 18th FICM
Amalgama (2020), the new film by director and screenwriter Carlos Cuarón, was presented at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
“I have never seen a film in which the dentist is not a torturer and I wanted to show that they are actually human beings just like us, and that when they’re at a congress they party just like filmmakers do at a festival,” the co-writer for Y tú mamá también (2001) said.
Hijo de monarcas by Alexis Gambis was presented at the 18th FICM
Hijo de monarcas (2020), by Alexis Gambis, was presented virtually as a part of the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). The film was shot largely in the state of Michoacán.
After the death of his grandmother, a Mexican biologist living in New York returns after many years to his hometown in Michoacán, a town surrounded by majestic forests where monarch butterflies inhabit. The journey forces him to face past trauma and reflect on his new hybrid identity, launching him into a personal and spiritual metamorphosis.
The documentary Ciudad was presented at the 18th FICM
Ciudad (2020), co-directed by Carlos F. Rossini, Maya Goded, Julio Hernández Cordón and Nuria Ibáñez, was presented at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) within the Mexican Documentary Section in competition.
“I realized that it was very pretentious of me to make a film that tried to draw a vision, a mirror of a city, a kind of filming challenge, and that’s when the idea of inviting more people began,” said Rossini.
La diosa del asfalto by Julián Hernández was presented at the 18th FICM
La diosa del asfalto (2020), by Julián Hernández, was presented at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) as part of the Mexican Feature Film Section.
Max returns to her neighborhood transformed into the lead singer of a rock group. Waiting for her are memories, news, and truths that have been kept from her for years, all in order for her to understand and give meaning to what was left unresolved.
Non Western by Laura Plancarte was presented at the 18th FICM
The documentary Non Western (2020), directed by the filmmaker Laura Plancarte, is part of the Mexican Documentary Section of the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
It tells the story of an interracial couple on their way to marriage in the state of Montana, United States, between urban life and rural life on the Lame Deer indigenous reservation. The film shows the obstacles faced by the couple and their families. Within their struggle, we witness a chain of generational oppression that portrays and questions gender and identity issues.