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Sanctorum, by Joshua Gil, takes us from Mixe magic to drug trafficking hell

The film Sanctorum (2019) was presented at the 17th Morelia International Film Festival as part of the Mexican Feature Films Selection, and was attended by actresses Nereida Vásquez and Virgen Vásquez, actor Erwin Pérez, as well as director Joshua Gil, and producers Marion d'Ornano and Carlos Sosa.

The film, which was filmed in the mountains of Oaxaca and is spoken in Mixe and Spanish, closed this years’ Critics’ Week in Venice. It narrates how in a town plagued by drug trafficking violence, a boy has lost his mother. His grandmother told him that she could return from death if he asks for a miracle.

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