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The second edition of the Baja International Film Festival 2013 kicked off on November 13  with the opening night screening of Juan Jose Campanella’s Latin American box office hit.

Monsieur Lazhar director Philippe Falardeau received a special recognition on a night when the red carpet attendees included Guillermo Arriaga, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Jose Maria de Tavira, Alfonso Herrera, Irene Azuela, Paula Nuñez and Jorge Michel Grau.

Festival director Alonso Aguilar-Castillo welcomed around 2,000 guests as the event kicked off with the animation screening in both auditoriums of the Pabellon Cultural de la Republica.

The festival will run for four days with the goal of bridging the Mexican, Us and Canadian film industries.

The programme includes the world premiere of Cafe Tacvba’s new documentary The Object Formerly Known As A Record, El Charro Misterioso by Jose Manuel Cravioto and Beto Gómez’s Volando Bajo.

There are Mexican premieres for Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club, Xavier Dolan’s Tom At »

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