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2017 | B/N | 109:11

Miguel, age 12, an aspiring singer and self-taught guitarist, dreams of following in the footsteps of his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, the most famous musician in the history of Mexico. But Miguel’s family forbids music—passed down from generation to generation, their ban on music is strictly enforced. Miguel’s impulsive actions spark a magical transformation that renders him visible only to those who have come to visit from the Land of the Dead on Día de los Muertos.


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Direction: Molina; Adrián, Unkrich; Lee
Script: Molina; Adrián
Production: Anderson; Darla K.
Photography: Feinberg; Danielle
Sound: Arriaga; Daniel
Music: Giacchino; Michael
Cast:Murguía; Ana Ofelia, Gonzalez; Anthony, Victor; Renée, Valdez; Luis, Boyar; Lombardo, Ubach; Alanna, Luna; Selene, Siguenza; Herbert, Solis; Octavio, Espinosa; Sofía, García Bernal; Gael, Arau; Alfonso, James Olmos; Edward, Camil; Jaime, Bratt; Benjamin
Art direction: Arriaga; Daniel
Participation year at FICM: 2017

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Miguel, age 12, an aspiring singer and self-taught guitarist, dreams of following in the footsteps of his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, the most famous musician in the history of Mexico. But Miguel’s family forbids music—passed down from generation to generation, their ban on music is strictly enforced. Miguel’s impulsive actions spark a magical transformation that renders him visible only to those who have come to visit from the Land of the Dead on Día de los Muertos.

 

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