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El Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia presentará una función especial en la 63ª Semana de la Crítica de Cannes

Just like every year since 2005, the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), at the invitation of the Cannes Film Festival, will have a special out-of-competition screening at the Critics' Week, which will present three Mexican short films that were part of the Official Selection of the 21st edition of FICM.

The solid alliance between the Critics' Week and FICM has allowed more than 50 Mexican filmmakers to show their work at Cannes. Also, year after year, a selection of films from the Critics' Week is presented at FICM, with the presence of some of its filmmakers or leads.

Este año, los trabajos de la Selección Oficial del 21er FICM que se proyectarán en la 63ª Semana de la Crítica son:

Extinción de la especie 
Dirs. Nicolasa Ruiz, Matthew Porterfield

Esther, an 18-year-old from the North of Mexico, wakes up in Mexico City overwhelmed and alone. She completes her morning rituals and leaves her apartment to look for work. Wandering the city streets looking for a job, she attempts to connect with a young delivery man whom she follows discreetly to the house of a mysterious woman. There, Esther finds a kindred spirit and a companion for the end of the world.

Dir. María Almendra Castro Camacho

Amidst soap and water, two women are working in a steam bath. Surrounded by a crowd of naked men and whispers that sing the secrets that are behind these steam curtains, Alma and Ha are forced to reveal their truth.

Xquipi (Ombligo)
Dir. Juan Pablo Villalobos Díaz

Coral and her pregnant sister, Luz, live in an old house without running water. While the workers build a cistern in their yard, they accidentally find a pre-Hispanic burial and an archaeologist gets involved. While Luz goes into labor at night, the men make another unexpected discovery.

Critics' Week at FICM

During the most recent edition of the festival, Critics' Week Artistic Delegate Ava Cahen presented the selection of Critics' Week films that will be screened in Morelia.

The mission of the Critics' Week is to discover and support emerging talent by programming only first and second works at the Cannes Film Festival. In this way, it has opened the doors to directors of the stature of Bernardo Bertolucci, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Wong Kar Wai, Ken Loach, Barbet Schroeder, and Guillermo del Toro, among many others. At FICM, we are honored to present the work of new talents in Mexican cinema in a forum of the importance and prestige of the Critics' Week. 

The 63rd edition of La Semana de la Crítica will take place from May 15 to 23, 2024, within the framework of the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.