Arrange for a cowboy hat and dust your long-forgotten boots. The Mexican film festival is here to whisk you away into a world where you get to see Mexico in its true light – be it through the actors, spots or music. Mark your calendar for the dates from August 12 to 14 to enjoy the five Mexican movies at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture.
The list includes films portraying diverse subjects. Mariachi Gringo (2012), titled after the Mexican musical genre, Mariachi is about the ambition of a man to become a Mariachi singer.
The movie tracks his journey and thus is a musical tour-de-force exploring the reality of ‘following your dreams’. Talking About Ambition is yet another tale of a boy who was sent to Cuba by his mom to find his relative.
The fantastic world of Juan Orol celebrates the spirit of life as the kid, on his own, boldly give his best shot at learning baseball, boxing, race cars and bull fighting, before moving to Mexico to find his partner. The boy, as if on a springboard, jumps from one profession to another. From being a cop, he manages to get a break in Mexican cinema where his first feature becomes a hit. Yes, the film promises to raise a sliver of hope.
Half Of The World and Amor, are two movies that will take you into a not-so-trampled world of complex love. While in Half Of The World, the main character, who is mentally retarded, falls in love with an older women who introduces him to sexual pleasure; in Amor, the female lead is in love with a man who only exists in her dreams.
However, if you need to pick the most unique and experimental of the lot, it would be Miradas Multiples. The documentary is an immersion into some of the most symbolic and iconic images from Mexican cinematography, along with the commentaries of the greatest directors of photography today.
The festival, which is being organized by the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation in association with Embassy of Mexico, New Delhi, will be inaugurated by Jaime Nualart, Ambassador of Mexico, New Delhi. M Rajaram, Secretary Information Department, Government of Tamil Nadu and D B Kar, Director (Exemptions), Income Tax, will be the guests of honour. Suhasini Maniratnam, cine artiste will light the lamp and Sivan Kannan, President ICAF will preside the function.