Category Archives: Mexico

A brief review: “Las hijas de Abril” [2017, Mexico]

Wishing you all a very happy 2018!
Michel Franco is among the leading lights of Mexican cinema working today. Franco follows up on his impressive 2015 drama ‘Chronic’ with an equally devious and shocking family drama “Las hijas de Abril” (Eng. … Continue reading

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A film review: “Las horas muertas” [2013 Mexico]

Every once in a while, even if less frequently then before, a gem emerges from Mexico to remind us of the country’s rich cinematic and cultural legacy that also inspired Latin America. A simple storyline layered in textures, and … Continue reading

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A review: “Heli” [2013 Mexico]

Amat Escalante is no stranger to controversy. One of the bad boys of the Mexican New Wave, his films, alongside that of close friend Carlos Reygadas (who incidentally is also often his producer), provoke and shock audiences through searing … Continue reading

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Back to the future: “Reencarnación: una historia de amor” [2013 Mexico]

Eduardo Rossoff’s romantic fantasy thriller “Reencarnación, una historia de amor” [Eng. Title: Family Blood] is about a perpetual family feud carried across several reincarnations.
Alejandro (Shalim Ortiz) meets Yolanda (Liz Gallardo) and falls in love. Yolanda’s brother Lisandro (Raúl Méndez) … Continue reading

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Playing with film and light – “Post Tenebras Lux” [2012 Mexico]

Carlos Reygadas (of Batalla en el cielo and Stellet Licht fame) is no stranger to pushing the envelope and has as many ardent admirers as hardened cynics. But there is no denying the fact that he is one of … Continue reading

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