Monday, 18 January 2010

Mexican film festival at the Barbican

I can't claim to know much about Mexican films but the Barbican is hosting a short festival later this month in celebration of the country's industry.

From civil war and revolution in the Silent era, through the Golden Age of the 30s and 40s to the Nuevo Cine Mexicano, establishing global big-hitters Alfonso Arau (Like Water for Chocolate), Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros) Carlos Reygadas (Silent Light), Alfonso Cuarón (Y Tu Mama Tambien) and Guillermo del Toro (The Devil’s Backbone) to name a few, Mexican cinema continues to go from strength to strength. 

With debut works, new features and acclaimed shorts, the programme will highlight the producers of Mexico’s international hits and festival favourites. 

Mira Mexico runs from 21st to 29th January. For full details and a schedule of the films showing, see here.

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