Mexican Platform Selection RMFF 2016

THE FILMS CHOSEN, BY THE SELECTION COMMITTEE, TO TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION SECTION Mexican Platform 2016, ARE:

 

Scorched Water — Alexander Hick

Scorched Water
Mexico | 2015 | Color | 76 min.

Searching for the unique Axolotl, an endemic salamander that used to live in the former lake of Mexico, “Scorched Water” is an essayistic inquiry into survival and...read more
 

Bictor Ugo — Josep María Bendicho, Carlos Clausell

Bictor Ugo
Mexico-Spain | 2015 | Color | 60 min.

Ugo, a magician and curmudgeon (as he defines himself), lives from drink to drink in a crowded, eclectic working-class neighborhood that seems like...read more
 

El paso — Everardo González Reyes

El paso
Mexico | 2015 | Color | 76 min.

This is a story about the families of those who once were our witnesses, eyes and voice, but were threatened, had to leave Mexico and forced to live in exile...read more
 

Epitafio — Yulene Olaizola, Rubén Imaz

Epitaph
Mexico | 2015 | Color | 82 min.

In 1519, before arriving into the Aztec Capital Mexico-Tenochtitlan, three Spanish Conquistadors march to the summit of the 5,400 meter high Popocatepetl...read more
 

The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park — Juan Manuel Sepúlveda

The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park
Mexico | 2016 | Color | 70 min.

“The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park” is a film that celebrates the every day life of a group of First Nations, exiles from the Canadian reserves, who, over...read more
 

La caridad — Marcelino Islas Hernández

La caridad
Mexico | 2015 | Color | 107 min.

The routine of Angelica and José Luis, who have been married for over thirty years, is suddenly transformed when he has an accident and loses a...read more
 

Mañana psicotrópica — Alexandro Aldrete

Mañana psicotrópica
Mexico | 2015 | Color | 82 min.

To pay for a trip to the beach, a group of friends from Querétaro sell their LSD tabs, ecstasy pills and magic mushrooms. Among psychotropics and nature...read more
 

Maquinaria panamericana — Joaquín del Paso

Maquinaria panamericana
Mexico-Poland | 2016 | Color | 88 min.

After winning the RivieraLab Work in Progress Award at the 2015 edition of RMFF, the first feature by Joaquín del Paso was premiered at the Forum section of the...read more
 

Margarita — Bruno Arnaldo Santamaría Razo

Margarita
Mexico | 2016 | Color | 73 min.

A Young filmmaker records a documentary on the life of a woman that inhabits the streets of Mexico City. When he tries to unite the fragments of the stories...read more
 

Parque Lenin — Itziar Leemans, Carlos Mignon

Parque Lenin
Mexico-France | 2015 | Color | 75 min.

Four years ago, Antoin, Yesuán and Karla lost their mother. Nowadays, Yesuán overcomes his mourning through the illusion that Antoin, his oldest brother...read more
 

Pozoamargo — Enrique Rivero

Pozoamargo
Mexico-Spain | 2015 | Color-B&W | 99 min.

When Jesus finds out he has contracted a venereal disease, he runs away and hides in the country working as a peasant. Desire, guilt and self-punishment...read more
 

Semana Santa — Alejandra Márquez Abella

Semana Santa
Mexico | 2015 | Color | 87 min.

Dali and her 8-year-old son Pepe take a vacation to Acapulco with Dali’s boyfriend, Chavez. Instead of bringing them closer, their beach holiday brings...read more
 

Tempestad — Tatiana Huezo

Tempestad
Mexico | 2016 | Color | 105 min.

A woman is held in a jail controlled by a crime organization while another woman searches for her missing daughter. Through images that submerge us on a trip from the...read more