Nespresso Talents and Critics’ Week arrive at the 18th FICMBy: Gustavo R. Gallardo
The winning short films of the fourth edition in Mexico of Nespresso Talents were presented at the 18th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), with the presence of Daniela Michel, founder and director of the festival, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Batel, vice president of the festival, as well as by Luis Braña, Marketing Director of Nespresso, and the directors Faride Schroeder and Jorge Rosas.
“We are very happy that they are celebrating Mexican talent. Nespresso Talents is the platform with which we identify, support and promote this talent of digital cinema”, said Luis Braña.
Oasis, by Faride Schroeder, The Apple, by Jorge Rosas and Tosepan Calli, by Jorge Pineda, were screened at Cinépolis Centro prior to the screening of the film After Love (2020), by Aleem Khan.
The short film by Mexican Faride Schroeder, Oasis, which narrates how pregnancy is experienced during the pandemic, won national and international competitions. It’s also part of the Mexican Short Film Selection of the FICM and will be screened at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2021.
The most recent edition of this contest had as its theme “Virtuous Circles,” which are everywhere and can be a powerful force for good.
Daniela Michel also acknowledged the presence of the jury that chose the winning short films of this year’s Nespresso Talents.
After Love screening opens Critics’ Week in Morelia
As part of the alliance that FICM and the Cannes Festival Critics’ Week have maintained since 2003, the festival presents some of the selection of films that competed in this parallel section of the French festival.
One of them is the film After Love (2020), written and directed by Aleem Khan, and starring Talid Ariss, Nasser Memarzia, Nathalie Richard and Joanna Scanlan, which tells how Mary Hussain, after being widowed, discovers that her husband was hiding her a secret in another city.
In addition to this film, the Critics’ Week program includes Gold for Dogs, by Anna Cazenave Cambet; Beasts, by Naël Marandin; Spring Blossom, by Suzanne Lindon, and Love Affair(s), by Emmanuel Mouret.
This program is possible thanks to the collaboration of the French Embassy in Mexico, and through this association, Cannes receives some films that were part of the Official Selection of FICM.