Soon, mid-August will be the time of Mexico, via the London MexFest, a celebration of Mexican films and culture, taking place at the lovely cinema Rich Mix in Shoreditch.
It last three days, from August 17th with the world première of Made in Mexico (Hecho en Mexico) by Duncan Bridgeman, followed by a concert from Amandititita the Mexican queen of Anarcumbia.
It is presented by the British Council, The Mexican National Council for Culture and the Arts (Conaculta) and the Mexican Film Institute (Imcine), the Morelia International Film Festival, Ambulante and CANANA.
Opening Night: Made in Mexico
Fri 17 August 7pm
£7, £5 student or concs (Booking soon)
Other highlights include:
- Documentary films including award-winning The tiniest place (El lugar más pequeño), by Tatiana Huezo, which follows the struggle of five families to rebuild their lives in the middle of war and Draught (Cuates de Australia) by acclaimed director Everardo González,
- Short films including Carlos Cuarón’s The Second Bakery Attack starring Kirsten Dunst and Elisa Miller’s Watching it rain,
winner of the Palme D’Or at Cannes and two programmes of vibrant, short
animations including the Best Animated Short at Morelia International
Film Festival, Black Doll (Prita Noire),
- Rare opportunity to view sci-fi classics from Mexico hardly screened before in the UK,
- A series of talks with Mexican filmmakers,
- The first ever UK exhibition of Lucha Libre photographs by Lourdes Grobet
- and the first ever projection onto the Rich Mix facade by renowned artist Tupac Martir, titled ‘The Gentleman, The Mermaid, Mexican Cinema, Lottery!’
London MexFest is part of the Shoreditch Fringe Festival