Mexican cinema at the London Film Festival 2013
The 57th edition of the London Film Festival, organized by the British Film Institute, will run from October 9 to 27, 2013. The festival will present a total of 234 fiction and documentary features: 16 international premieres, 29 European premieres and 20 archive films. There will also be a screening of 134 short films. Four Mexican productions, as well as Gravity, the opening film of the 11th edition of FICM, will be shown in this diverse program.
All of the Mexican films in London will be presented outside competition in categories that the festival organizes around the following themes: Love, Debate, Dare, Laugh, Thrill, Cult, Journey, Sonic, Family, Experiment and Treasures.
La jaula de oro by Diego Quemada-Diez (Official Selection FICM 2013) will be part of the Dare category, which is made up of films that explore the limits of the human condition and that ask us what we are capable of.
Heli, the film for which Mexican director Amat Escalante received the Best Director award at the Cannes Festival 2013, will be screened in the Thrill category, comprised of films that put our nerves on edge.
Tanta agua, by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge, a coproduction between Uruguay, Holland and Mexico, will be presented in the Journey category, along with other films that show a new perspective of the world. In this category, Kwaku Ananse, by Akosua Adoma Owusu, a coproduction between the United States, Ghana and Mexico, will be screened in a special program of African short films.
In addition, Gravity by Alfonso Cuarón will be presented in London in an American Airlines gala event. The film will have its Mexico premiere on October 18 at the opening of the 11th FICM.
Captain Phillips by Paul Greengrass will open the London Film Festival. The film, starring Tom Hanks, is a thriller based on a true story. The well-known actor also stars in the closing film at the London festival, Saving Mr. Banks by John Lee Hancock, in which Hanks plays Walt Disney.
To know more about the 2013 London Film Festival, check out its official page: here.