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#QueMéxicoSeVea: Doubling our bet on Mexican Cinema

by Talia M.
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Cinema has always been a mirror of who we are. It is one of the ways we weave our cultural narrative and discover the diversity of our countries and stories. For this reason, last year we launched #QueMéxicoSeVea, an invitation to promote and celebrate Mexican cinema.

The incredible response, both from movie lovers and creators and artists in the industry, we decided to double our bet. And, therefore, I am proud to announce that we are producing more films in a variety of genres and, particularly, with more diversity in our sights — working hand in hand with male and female directors, as well as new talent, all of them Mexican, to continue promoting the national talent that makes us feel such pride. Among other films, today we would like to present the following projects on which we are currently working:

  • We continue to foster Mexican literature adaptations. Currently, in post-production, No Voy a pedirle a nadie que me crea, the new film by Fernando Frías (with whom we collaborated on the multiple award-winning I’m No Longer Here), is based on the namesake novel by Juan Pablo Villalobos. Filmed in Mexico and Spain, it stars Darío Yazbek, Natalia Solian, Alexis Ayala, and Anna Castillo, and is produced by Exile Content and Zeta Studios. This adaptation adds to previous announcements of Temporada de huracanes, also in post-production, and Pedro Páramo. And by the way, I am thrilled to inform you that renowned cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto will be directing the adaptation of Pedro Páramo.
  • El último vagón, a family movie based on the namesake novel by Ángeles Doñate, directed by multiple award-winning director Ernesto Contreras (Párpados azules, Sueño en otro idioma), with performances by Adriana Barraza and Memo Villegas.
  • Bahía Colorada, this comedy produced by Mónica Lozano (Love’s a Bitch, Instructions Not Included, Don’t Blame the Kid), is the directorial debut of Ricardo Castro, a graduate of the CCC Film Training Center.
  • Invitación a un asesinato, a witty, black humor thriller based on the novel by Carmen Posadas, directed by JM Cravioto (Diablero, Monarca, Mexican Gangster) and produced by Erik Barmack (Dark, The Rain) and Jimena Rodríguez (3 idiotas, El vestido de la novia). Maribel Verdú, Regina Blandón, Manolo Cardona, Aarón Díaz, Stephanie Cayo and José María de Tavira will star in this film.
  • Fuga de reinas is a comedy written by and starring Martha Higareda about four friends in different stages of their lives who decide to take a trip together. Produced by Martha Higareda, Miri Higareda, and Alexis Fridman, it is directed by Jorge Macaya.
  • La gran seducción, a comedy directed by Celso García (The Thin Yellow Line) and starring Memo Villegas, Yalitza Aparicio and Pierre Louis. This film will be produced by Nicolás Celis, with whom we collaborated on Roma and Prayers for the Stolen.

In addition to the above, we previously announced three extraordinary productions that are now a reality and that I am deeply excited about. With these three titles we demonstrate with clear and forceful facts our commitment:

¡Que Viva México! still

¡Que viva México!: Directed, produced and co-written by Luis Estrada, director of Herod’s Law, El Infierno and The Perfect Dictatorship; starring Damián Alcázar, Alfonso Herrera, Joaquín Cosío, Ana de la Reguera, Ana Martín and Angelina Peláez, among others.

Ruido. Julieta Egurrola in Ruido. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix ©2022

Ruido: Directed and written by Natalia Beristáin, produced by Rafael Ley, and starring Julieta Egurrola, Teresa Ruiz and Arturo Beristáin, with Nicolasa Ortiz Monasterio.

BARDO (False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths)

And finally, BARDO (False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths) by five-time Academy Award® Winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu, soon to premiere globally at the Venice International Film Festival, and arriving in our country at a later date. BARDO is Iñárritu’s first movie filmed in Mexico since 2000’s Amores Perros and stars Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Griselda Siciliani, Ximena Lamadrid, and Iker Solano; production design by Academy Award® winner, Mexican designer Eugenio Caballero (Roma, Pan’s Labyrinth) and costume design by Anna Terrazas (The Deuce, Roma).

Every day we work to fulfill our commitment to create, promote and celebrate Mexican cinema. This is only the beginning. And we want to let Mexico be seen (#QuéMéxicoSeVea) through our unique and globally renowned cinema.

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