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Carlos Bonfil

Film critic. Studied French Literature at the Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and translation at Paris Daphine X. He was professor of French Literature at the UNAM (National University of Mexico) before he began working in cultural journalism. In the last 16 years, he has regularly published film in the newspaper La Jornada, where he also co-edits the section Letra S, salud, sexualidad y sida (Letter S, Health Sexuality and AIDS). He contributes to the International Film Guide on a regular basis and is the author of Águila o sol, las apariciones de Cantinflas (Eagle or Sun, the Appearances of Cantinflas) and A través del espejo: el cine mexicano y su público (Through the Mirror: Mexican Cinema and its Audience) with Carlos Monsiváis. He has been a jury member of the Guadalajara International Film Festival 2002, a member of the selection committee in the first two editions of the Mexico City International Festival of Contemporary Film (FICCO 2004, 2005) and a jury member in its third edition (2006).