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Mexican cinema at the 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam

Mexican cinema will be represented at the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) by ten feature films and three short films. The festival will celebrate its 43rd edition from January 22 to Februrary 2, 2014.

Four films co-produced by Mexico will have their world premiere at the Bright Future section of IFFR: About Sarah by Elisa Miller (United Kingdom and Mexico); Edén by Elise DuRant (United States and México); L for Leisure by Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn (United States, France, Iceland and Mexico); and Las voces by Carlos Armella (Argentina and Mexico).

A feature film that was part of the 11th FICM’s Official Selection, Los insólitos peces gato by Claudia Saint-Luce, will also compete in the Bright Future section, which showcases the work of young directors.

IFFR 2014 poster

The co-production between Mexico and the United States, El adios largos by Andrew Lampert, will have its European premiere at the Signals: Regained section, along with the Mexican short film What an Excellent Day for an Exorcism by Pablo Sigg. This Mexican director will also present his feature documentary film Der Wille zur Macht at the Signals: Grand Tour section of IFFR.

At the Spectrum section, among the most distinguished films from the international festival circuit, is Club Sándwich by Fernando Eimbcke, part of 11th FICM’s Official Selection. Heli, the film which won Amat Escalante the Best Director Award at the Cannes 2013 film festival is also included in Sprectrum. The short film section of Spectrum includes Contemporary Artist by Ximena Cuevas.

Carlos Reygadas’ opera prima, Japón (2002), will be shown in Rotterdam as part of the Hubert Bals Fund 25th anniversary celebration.

Finally, No quiero dormir sola by Natalia Beristain, Best Mexican Feature Film at the 10th edition of FICM and winner of the Yellow Robin Award at the Curaçao IFFR will also be presented at Rotterdam.

You can check out the 2014 IFFR’s complete program: here.