This beautifully rendered atmospheric story captures a young woman addicted to heroin trying to get clean at a rundown resort on the Mexican Gulf Coast. There she meets a local character and the two begin a unique rapport. First-time narrative filmmaker Yulene Olaizola subverts the conventional addict story and imbues her main characters with a complexity and honesty that inspires this delicate and resonant journey of two old souls. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Pina Pellicer, best known here for her role opposite Brando in One-Eyed Jacks, gives an unforgettably touching performance in this subtle melodrama as a naïve girl who finds work in the big city, then fashions an alternate reality in the wake of a disastrous love affair. Gabriel Figueroa's stunning black-and-white photography invigorates this new restoration from Mexico's Film Archive.
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A pregnant Mexican woman is determined to have her baby on American soil. In order to take advantage of immigration policy, she waits until her cervix is dilated enough to cross the border in “active labor.” To complete her journey, Maria must face the intense physical strain of childbirth and the dangerous complications of illegal border crossing. | Read MoreDrama
Actor Diego Luna (Y Tu Mamá También) steps behind the camera for this heartfelt documentary about the life and career of his countryman, Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez, considered one of the sport's--and Mexico's--all-time greats. Luna follows Chávez through the final bouts of his career, even as he proudly passes the torch of boxing to his son.
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From the director of La Ciudad comes this moving drama about a single mother (Abbie Cornish) caught in emotional quicksand after losing her job and custody of her son. Desperate to earn cash for her custody battle, she makes the daring choice to help smuggle illegal immigrants over the border. A deep connection to a young Mexican girl will take her on a life-changing journey and force her to confront her past. | Read MoreDrama
This stirring and moody psychological thriller finds two strangers subconsciously linked when their recurring dreams begin to topple their reality. Featuring strong performances by the sizzling Bárbara Mori (La mujer di mi hermano) and Leonardo Sbaraglia (Intacto). | Read MoreThriller
Just over the border in Mexico is an area peppered with maquiladoras: massive sweatshops often owned by the world's largest multinational corporations. Carmen and Lourdes work at maquiladoras in Tijuana, and it is there that they try to balance the struggle for survival with their own radicalization in this hard-hitting and ultra-relevant documentary. | Read MoreDocumentary
At 17, mild-mannered Rosa Jiménez came to the United States to provide a better life for her family back in Mexico. This riveting, heartbreaking film examines how she comes to stand accused of murder in a Texas courtroom. Co-hosted with The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
My Radio starts with a little girl and a box of colored chalk. Four lines and a couple of circles later, her imaginary radio is finished. She then tunes in to a fantastic radio station that exists only in her mind, and we are allowed a glimpse into her inner world and the beings that populate it. This charming film, buoyed along by the carefree humor of its little star, is a celebration of the unique fantasy worlds that children so effortlessly create. | Read More
Having grown up in a tiny hardscrabble village in the Mexican highlands, Martin sets out for Mexico City to seek his own destiny, and to save his father and mother from the marginalization to which they seem destined. An impressively crafted and moving first feature.
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A black comedy about a man whose plan to end his life in a blaze of glory goes strangely awry. Sergio has dreamed all his life about having a tragic death and sharing it with someone he loved. But he was never very lucky with women. And just before the great moment, Sergio is interrupted by a phone call that takes him away from his goal. Born in Mexico City. | Read MoreDrama
Fifty years ago, Diego Rivera, Gabriel Figueroa, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo collaborated on a documentary film about Rivera, but it was never finished until now, after Figueroa's son and Rivera's grandson decided to show how these three great artists shared a vision. Co-hosted with The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. | Read More