Mexican Feature Film Section
Antes del olvido (2018, dir. Iria Gómez Concheiro)
Synopsis: The life of Fermín goes by, divided between his work as a diablero and the confinement he lives in within his house. Like him, other families live in a vecindad in the heart of Mexico City. One day, a company colluded with the government threatens to evict the vecindad tenants in order to build a mall. Facing the threat of an eviction, the tenants join in solidarity to come out of their self-absorption and fight for a common cause.
Asfixia (2018, dir. Kenya Márquez)
Synopsis: After getting out of jail, where she learned to care for the sick, Alma, an albino woman, is determined to recover at any cost something much more important than her own freedom. In order to do so, Alma must spend her nights taking care of Clemente (a hypochondriac compulsively obsessed with avoiding sudden death). Their relationship moves through suspicion, fear and compassion to tenderness and love.
Bayoneta (2018, dir. Kyzza Terrazas)
Synopsis: Miguel “Bayoneta” Galíndez is a retired boxer from Tijuana who —for mysterious reasons— finds himself living in a cramped flat in the town of Turku, Finland. Throughout the day he works as a trainer in a boxing gym and at night he drinks alone. A need for redemption will lead him to prove himself once again as a fighter. During such process, he will be forced to come to terms with his past and whatever pushed him away from boxing and his family.
La camarista (2018, dir. Lila Avilés)
Synopsis: Eve, a young chambermaid at a luxurious Mexico City hotel confronts the monotony of long work-days through quiet examinations of forgotten belongings and incipient friendships that nourish her budding, dreaming for a better life.
La caótica vida de Nada Kadic (2018, dir. Marta Hernaiz)
Synopsis: Clueless, disoriented, unable to finish what she starts, always doing a thousand things at once, but with a deep desire to get out of her country and change her life, Nada, a single mother who just realized that her daughter has autism spectrum symptoms, will undertake a trip around the Balkans to reconcile with her past and accept her new destiny.
Leona (2018, dir. Isaac Cherem)
Synopsis: A young jewish woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love with a non-jewish guy who exposes her to the world outside her community bubble, giving shape to a significant transition in her adult life.
Luciérnagas (2018, dir. Bani Khoshnoudi)
Synopsis: When Ramin hid on a cargo ship leaving Turkey, he never expected to end up in Veracruz, Mexico by accident. Having escaped persecution as a young gay man in his home country, Iran, he suddenly finds himself far from everything he knows, living the life of an exile in this nostalgic, tropical port where his past and future are constantly confronted by new relationships and revivified desires.
Museo (2018, dir. Alonso Ruizpalacios)
Synopsis: Based on real events that tell the story of two deserters from the veterinary school who commit the biggest theft in Mexico, the looting of the National Museum of Anthropology.
Las niñas bien (2018, dir. Alejandra Márquez)
Synopsis: The always charming, perfect and spoiled Sofía, the queen bee of her group of friends, faces the unimaginable, her social decay. It’s 1982 and a big economical crisis is hitting Mexico, Sofía will have to maintain the appearances bur her fall not only will be inevitable, it will also acknowledge what is lost when the money is gone.
Olimpia (2018, dir. J. M. Cravioto)
Synopsis: Raquel, Rodolfo and Hernán are members of a brigade at the UNAM during the student movement in Mexico in 1968. Through their photographs, films and writings, we will know a more personal and human side of these students who joined, shouted and never forgot .
Xquipi’ Guie’dani (2018, dir. Xavi Sala)
Synopsis: Guie’dani, a Zapotec indigenous girl and her mother take up work with an upper-class family in Mexico City. The girl does not fit and is conflicting. Everything changes when she meets Claudia, a rebellious girl with whom she becomes close friends.