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La diosa del asfalto by Julián Hernández was presented at the 18th FICM

By: Gustavo R. Gallardo

La diosa del asfalto (2020), by Julián Hernández, was presented at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) as part of the Mexican Feature Film Section.

Max returns to her neighborhood transformed into the lead singer of a rock group. Waiting for her are memories, news, and truths that have been kept from her for years, all in order for her to understand and give meaning to what was left unresolved.

“In a way, the film is based on real events,” says the director, listing the locations in Mexico City where the elements that inspire the story took place.

The screenwriter, Inés Morales, said that she decided to write the script for La diosa del asfalto as a result of a conversation she had with a member of an all-female band about what that world is like and how they defended themselves in the neighborhoods where they grew up.

La diosa del asfalto (2020, dir. Julián Hernández)

La diosa del asfalto (2020, dir. Julián Hernández)

“As women, violence is something we have always faced in different situations and more if you are from a poor neighborhood; you have to learn to defend yourself,” she said.

La diosa del asfalto stars Axel Arenas, Mabel Cadena, Nelly González, Ximena Romo, Paulina Goto, Alejandra Herrera, Pascacio López, Jimena Mancilla, Samantha Orozco and Raquel Robles.

Julián Hernández has directed films like Mil nubes de paz cercan el cielo, amor, jamás acabarás de ser amor (2003), Yo soy la felicidad de este mundo (2014) and El cielo dividido (2006), among others. He joins FICM in the Mexican Short Film Section with El día comenzó ayer (2020).

La diosa del asfalto will be available free of charge and for 24 hours at Cinépolis KLIC from October 31 at 9:00 p.m.