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2017 | Color | 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: Unkrich; Lee, Molina; Adrián
Script: Molina; Adrián
Production: K. Anderson; Darla
Photography: Feinberg; Danielle
Sound:
Music: Giacchino; Michael
Cast:Murguía; Ana Ofelia, Anthony Gonzalez, Renée Victor, Luis Valdez, Lombardo Boyar, Alanna Ubach, Selene Luna, Herbert Sigüenza, Octavio Solís, Gabriel Iglesia, García Bernal; Gael, Arau; Alfonso, James Olmos; Edward, Camil; Jaime, Bratt; Benjamin, Sofia Espinosa
Art direction: Arriaga; Daniel
Participation year at FICM: 2018

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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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