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Made in Michoacán program begins at the 15th FICM

With the projection of Janitzio (1935, dir. Carlos Navarro), the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) inaugurated the tribute to films Made in Michoacán by directors not born in the state, prepared in collaboration with UNAM's Film Library and the Cineteca National for the 15th FICM. The projection was attended by the director of the Film Library, Guadalupe Ferrer Andrade.

Guadalupe Ferrer Andrade.

"Janitzio was not conceived by a director or a screenwriter, but by the photographer Luis Márquez, who thought that everyone should know it. He went to live there, learned stories about the place and was embraced there. All scenarios are natural, it's not a set," she said.

Ferrer Andrade said that it is the first starring role of Emilio "El Indio" Fernandez, after working in secondary roles in Hollywood, and that the American Jack Draper - photographer of many Cantinflas films - oversaw photography.

"This is a good opportunity to see a movie that does not show much. We are happy to see it at FICM, on a big screen. You will see much of Michoacan in it," said Ferrer.

Maclovia (1948), by Emilio "El Indio" Fernández, and The Strong Arm (1958) by Giovanni Korporaal are the other films that will be screened during the week.