A sensitive, wild-at-heart-portrait of what life means to 15-year-old girls in Mexico City. Based on an authentic story featuring music from Mexican popsingers and rockgroups, this film by director Maryse Sistach is dedicated to the adolescents of Mexico City.
Two young women are travelling through Ecuador with their backpacks. The Spaniard Esperanza as a tourist and the native Tristeza, whose destination is Cuenca, where the man she loves is about to marry another woman. However, by an unlucky turn of events, the bus they are on gets delayed due to a worker strike. Taking their journey into their own hands, they decide to hitchhike to Cuenca. Along the way they meet interesting characters who help them re-evaluate the purpose of their journey. Tania Hermida’s tragicomic road-movie is a meditation about travelling and long journeys in coach buses. read more
Luis Frank, a Lithuanian born at the end of the 19th century, who emigrated to New York in the first years of the 20th century, was an American spy in Paris during the First World War, a Republican militant in the Spanish Civil War and then an exile in Mexico, where he started a new life and founded a family.
Regie: Marcela Artaga
86 min, 35 mm, Farbe, span. OF mit engl. UT
Fipresci Preis Guadalajara 2003
In 1913 at the height of the Mexican revolution US-American journalist John Reed crosses the border in order to join general Urbina, who is a comrade of Pancho Villa. As a stranger and intellectual he is first guarded with distrust, but manages to win the revolutionaries‘ confidence and find his place by Pancho Villa‘s side.
I remember September 11, 1973, somber day on which America instigated a coup d’etat to knock down the peace-loving and democratic revolution which had been built in my faraway country Chile by eleminating ist President of the Republic, Salvador Allende, that „son-of-a-bitch“ as Nixon liked to refer to him. The urge to return to this atypical man, revolutionary and fanatic of democracy to the point of suicide, came over me for obvious historical reasons, but also for its cruel actuality. (Patricio Guzmán) read more
„There are voices that echo of silence“… Dalila dies at age 6. Her mother, father and brother find ways of eluding the pain. Eleven years later, the memory returns and each one must now take on their suffering at the point where they left off.
Sadness and resignation reigns over a small Mexican village. Only Dolores, a large fifty-year old woman, still believes in the future. She is the center of admiration of all women thanks to her generous nature, unfortunately Manolo, her husband, cannot bear her excessive generosity and therefore abandons her. Dolores decides to sin for the first time.
Designed by Mario Pani as a visionary sky scraper landscape in Mexico-City in the 1960s, Tlatelolco was damaged by the violent repression of the students’ protests on the plaza de las tres culturas in 1968, struck by the earth quake in 1985, and has been affected by the dissolution of the social homogeneity of its inhabitants. Without comments and by focusing on the architectural elements, director Lotte Schreiber allows us a glimpse into this ‘vertical city’, and shows us a sociotope from inside and out that still seems to be intact despite all the concussions it has gone through.read more