One of the most anticipated events for Mexico City moviegoers is the International Film Festival of the National Cinematheque, which celebrates its 50th anniversary. The seventieth edition will take place from November 12-29, 2021 and will feature a total of 14 films from France, Tunisia, Austria, Chile, Iran, Turkey, Italy, Colombia and, of course, Mexico. Next, we present the films that give shape to this exhibition and that you will be able to enjoy from next week.
Movie classics on screen
The 70th International Film Festival of the Cineteca Nacional will begin with the restored version of the Mexican classic by Julio Bracho, The shadow of the caudillo (1960), a tape that narrates the years after the Mexican Revolution and that, in fact, was released until 1990 due to censorship. On the other hand, we will also have the projection of Mirror (1975), by Andréi Tarkovski.
Other films that can be enjoyed in the cinemas of the Cineteca Nacional are The man who sold his skin (Tunisia, 2020), by Kaouther Ben Hania; Some beasts (Chile, 2019), by Jorge Riquelme Serrano; Spring in paris (France, 2020), by Suzanne Lindon; and My best friend (Turkey, 2021), by Ferit Karahan.
They will also arrive on the screen Memory, by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, starring Tilda swinton and Daniel Gimenez Cacho. The tape was filmed in Colombia, spoken in Spanish and English; and under the production of the Mexican production house Piano. On Memory, Tilda Swinton plays Jessica Holland, a Scottish expatriate living in Medellín, Colombia, where she runs a landscaping business. One day he begins to notice strange sounds around him, at the same time that his sister lies ill in a hospital.
The other tom (2021), by Rodrigo Plá and Laura Santullo will be part of the National Cinematheque show. The film explores neglect around children’s mental health. The other tom He recently won the Ojo for Best Direction of a Mexican Fiction Feature Film at the 19th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM).
Complete list of films that make up the 70th International Film Festival of the National Cinematheque:
- Some beasts, by Jorge Riquelme Serrano (2019)
- Mirror, by Andréi Tarkovsky (1974)
- The man who sold his skinby Kaouther Ben Hania (2020)
- The other tom, by Rodrigo Plá and Laura Santullo (2021)
- The great freedomby Sebastian Meise (2021)
- Room 212, by Christophe Honoré (2019)
- Evil does not existby Mohammad Rasoulof (2020)
- The shadow of the caudillo, by Julio Bracho (1960)
- The swallows from Kabul, by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec (2019)
- Memory, by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2021)
- My best friendby Ferit Karahan (2021)
- Spring in parisby Suzanne Lindon (2020)
- Dear neighbors, by Damiano D’Innocenzo and Fabio D’Innocenzo (2020)
- A sonby Mehdi M. Barsaoui (2019)
The entry What to see at the 70th International Film Festival of the National Cinematheque was first published in Cine PREMIERE.