A 24 hour period in the lives of Fausto and Jesus, two undocumented Mexican day-laborers in L.A. Each day another task, each day the same pressure to find money. They go about their daily ... See full summary »
Jesus Moises Rodriguez,
Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.
A working-class man named Marcos and his wife kidnap a baby for ransom money, but it goes tragically wrong when the infant dies. In another world is Ana, the daughter of the general for ... See full summary »
A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.
14-year-old Ana is easily seduced by Sam, a 17 year-old young man who, along with his mother and others deceive and blackmail Ana into the world of prostitution. Ana will shortly discover ... See full summary »
Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a ... See full summary »
A brave film that takes Mexican cinema in a new way of telling stories. Without professional actors, with low budget, is a fresh and critical sight of the Mexican quotidian reality of a middle class couple, Cirilo Recio and Claudia Orozco. She works in a pizzeria and he is guardian of a public building. T.V. soap operas, mechanical sex are their every day life, interrupted by the unexpected presence of Cirilo's daughter who gives a twist to the story. Their human values are exposes through a great cinematography by Alex Fenton, with a new way of seeing the reality. The price given in Cannes in "Une certain regard", (Fipresci) and in the Thessalonica film fest by Vittoiro Storaro -as president of the jury- are testimony of the importance of the film particularly for the Mexican cinema, nevertheless it was produced 100% with European funds. Amat Escalante, who worked as assistant to Carlos Reygadas (co producer of Sangre) in Battle in heaven, is certainly one of the new leaden talents.
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