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Fauna by Nicolás Pereda was presented at the 18th FICM

By: Gustavo R. Gallardo

Fauna (2020), by director Nicolás Pereda, was presented at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) as part of the Mexican Feature Film Section in competition.

Fauna (2020, dir Nicolás Pereda)

Fauna (2020, dir Nicolás Pereda)

In the film starring Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, Francisco Barreiro, Luisa Pardo and José Rodríguez López, explores the impact that narco culture has on society through a young actress’ visit to her parents with her brother and her new boyfriend. The family is happy because the boyfriend is acting in a well-known series about drug traffickers, but there are rivalries that must be resolved.

“There is a danger in how we represent society and how it really is, because it is impossible to film a movie about how things are, but at the same time you shouldn’t go overboard and convince the world that things are the way they are in your movie,” said Pereda.

When rethinking violence in Mexico, the filmmaker continues, society relates it to how they see it portrayed in movies and television series: “They are quite perfect stories that have dramatic movie arcs but that obviously can’t be that way in reality because nobody lives those dramatic arcs. The representation (of drug violence) is a complicated issue and that was the trigger for making the film.

Fauna will be available totally free for 24 hours at Cinépolis KLIC starting October 30 at 7:30 p.m.