Felipe Cazals presented a restored version of Luz’s Reasons at the 15th FICMBy: Gustavo R. Gallardo
Mexican filmmaker Felipe Cazals presented the restored version of his film Luz’s Reasons (1985) at the 15th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) and unveiled an armchair with his name.
In the presence of the founders of the festival, Alejandro Ramírez and Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Batel, in addition to the film critic Leonardo García Tsao, Cazals thanked FICM for being the space “where the new version (of the film), in technological terms, is presented “.
Recognized for his meticulous direction work and harsh sensation-stirring stories, such as Canoa (1975), El apando (1975) and Las Poquianchis (1976), Cazals has been awarded the Ariel Award and is a member of the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences since 1998.
The film is based on a true police case. Luz’s Reasons tells the story of a woman in jail accused of murdering her children. The husband and mother-in-law claim that she killed them, but Dr. Rebollar intends to help her, even if she does not remember anything that happened.
“It is important to think that in Mexico there are many movies that deserve to be rescued, despite the belief that Mexican cinema isn’t good, it’s just like any other. I hope this screening brings enthusiasm to many producers. We need filmmakers to come back with a lot of attitude,” he concluded.
Armchair with his name revealed
The director unveiled an armchair with his name, which surprised him: “When I was a kid, when I was a boy, I went to the movies and the seats weren’t so comfortable, maybe that’s why they watched the film attentively. Thank you very much!”.