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Mexico, a Protagonist at the TIFF 2013

Mexico, a Protagonist at the TIFF 2013

Posted by Alejandra Romo on September 04, 2013

The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off with an outstanding Mexican presence, including four productions, four co-productions and the most recent movie premiere in North America by the international renowned Mexican Director Alfonso Cuarón.

The 38th edition taking place in Toronto from September 5 to 15 will show 366 movies from 70 countries.

Diana Sanchez, the programmer of Latin American movies for TIFF commented on Mexico’s presence during this grand event.

"I have seen interesting Mexican productions at Cannes and other festivals, that I would have liked to have included here. Regardless, the Mexican movies in this edition are above the rest from Latin America”, she stated in a press conference for the communication media.

Next Sunday, September 8, The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto will be witness to the North American presentation of “Gravity”, a spectacular science fiction film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and written by him in collaboration with his son Jonas.

The story becomes a great space for reflection and psychological analysis, without losing the spectators attention with a storyline filled with suspense and emotion. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a brilliant engineer embarking on her first space mission alongside the astronaut veteran Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), who will be on his last mission before retiring. However, a mission which seems routine becomes a desperate race for survival.

"Gravity", which successfully opened the most recent Film Festival in Venice, was chosen along with another 3 films to be played in the magna IMAX theatre which is part of the group of theatres that houses the TIFF.

The first one is Club Sandwich, by the Mexican Fernando Eimbcke, (Temporada de Patos, 2004) which tells the story of Paloma and her 15 year old son up until he falls in love with a young girl.

The other world premiere is Paraíso, by Mariana Chenillo, which is a romantic comedy about a couple that wants to lose weight. The harmony between them is broken when only one of them achieves it.

Another Mexican production is Los Insólitos Peces Gato, by Claudia Sainte-Luce, a dramatic comedy about the friendship between two women; a single woman and a woman with four children in a terminal stage.

Lastly, the Mexican Demian Bichir participates in the world premiere Dom Hemingway, by the New York Director Richard Shepard.

"Gravity": Sunday, September, 8 (6:30 pm) and Monday, September 9 (3:00 pm) at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Wednesday, September 11 (9:00 pm) at Scotiabank. September 12 to Sunday 15 (12:00 pm) at the Ryerson Theatre.

Club Sandwich: Saturday, September 7 (9:30 pm) Scotiabank 3. Monday, September 9 (4:15 pm) at Scotiabank 14. Saturday, September 14 (10:30 am) at Scotiabank 4

The Amazing Catfish: Sunday, September 8 (9:45 pm) at Scotiabank 1. Monday, September 9 (1:45 pm) at Scotiabank 14. Friday, September 13 (10:00 am) at Scotiabank 13.

Paradise: Sunday, September 8 (4:30 pm) at Scotiabank 13. Monday, September 9 (6:45 pm) at Scotiabank 8. Sunday, September 15 (1:00 pm) at Scotiabank 4.

 

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