Showing posts with label Mexico. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mexico. Show all posts

19 May 2013

Cannes Festival Winning Post Tenebras Lux A Home July UK Release

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Drakes Avenue Pictures and The Independent Cinema Office and are pleased to announce that Carlos Reygadas’ (Battle in Heaven, Silent Light) Post Tenebras Lux will be released in UK on DVD and on Blu Ray for the first time from 22 July.

Reygadas picked up Best Director in Cannes last year for Post Tenebras Lux, perhaps his most personal and complex work to-date. A gorgeous, allusive mood piece examining marriage, poverty, class and gender, the film also looks at our place in nature and how evil lives with us in the most intimate and ordinary of places.

Juan (Adolfo Jiménez Castro) is a wealthy industrialist who has chosen to live with his wife and two children away from the trappings of wealth and the city. Yet isolation in this superficially idyllic rural landscape seems to have brought little peace to his world. Juan’s marriage to Natalia (Nathalia Acevedo) is suffering under the strain of sexual ennui, the banal rigors of bringing up young children and living in a community where he is clearly an outsider.

Its central theme, signposted in an audacious manner very early on, is Juan’s struggle to morally navigate the welter of everyday decisions we are all forced to make in life. The morality of family life is further complicated by Juan’s post-colonial Mexican ethnicity and position as an employer and elite landowner in a country with an increasingly divergent wealth divide.

Largely non-linear in its structure, preferring instead to show a series of striking images from the past, present and possible futures, Post Tenebras Lux repays repeat viewings allowing its myriad ideas to slowly rise to the fore. What lingers long after viewing are not only the more striking images, but also the subtler aspects of family life, the tender fragility of childhood and marriage, and the beautifully haunting representations of nature.

Post Tenebras Lux will be released on DVD and Blu Ray in UK&Ireland on 22 July starring Adolfo Jiménez Castro.

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1 December 2012

Zombies Go Mexican Arthouse In Trailer to Halley

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I may have deceived everyone with the use 'zombie' so apologies there, however we are keeping with the undead  with Halley new film from Mexican filmmaker Sebastian Hofmann. The film was originally screened at this years Sundance film festival Hofmann's film takes an arthouse look at the undead though whose seem to have found a new approach to the very tired crowded sub-genre. Don't expect lots of running, chasing ala Zack Synder's zombies or even George Romero style either expect something a little more atmospheric a little more moodier.

Still a really intriguing looking film, check out the trailer below....

Alberto is dead and can no longer hide it. Make-up and perfume can no longer conceal his quickly decomposing body. Dismayed, he decides to withdraw from the world. But before surrendering to his living death, Alberto forms an unusual friendship with Luly, the manager of the 24-hour gym where he works as a night guard. 


15 August 2012

Win Tickets To Closing Film At LondonMexfest Daniel and Ana (Daniel y Ana)

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The inaugural London MexFest takes place this coming weekend, running from Friday, August 17th to Sunday, August 19th at Rich Mix, East London as part of the Shoreditch Fringe Festival. The festival closes with a screening of Daniel and Ana (Daniel y Ana), which follows the kidnapping of a brother and sister and is the first feature from acclaimed director Michel Franco (his second feature, After Lucia, won this year?s Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes).

We would love you to experience the festival and The People's Movies & Cinehouse have joined forces with London Mexfest to give away 2 pairs of tickets for that closing film Daniel and Ana.

Daniel and Ana, brother and sister, are experiencing important moments in their lives. Ana is about to be married; Daniel is discovering his personal and sexual identity. Yet this harmony is instantly shattered when they are kidnapped. Something shocking happens which forces them to confront their own desires and fears. Suddenly their old lives are a distant memory. Now, nothing they have known will ever be the same again.

The screening will take place Sunday 19th August around 8.15pm, so this will be a short competition and we're not going to ask you to answer a question. To enter All you have to do is like us at Facebook page spread the word of the comp over facebook/twitter. At the same send us a quick email ( with your contact details including your facebook name. Deadline for this comp is Friday 17th August 12 Noon.

For More information on London Mexfest please head over to the official site
Terms and Conditions
  • This prize is non-transferable.
  • No cash alternatives apply.
  • UK & Irish entries only
    The Peoples Movies, Cinehouse and London Mexfest have the right to alter, delay or cancel this competition without any notice
  • The competition is not opened to employees, family, friends of The Peoples Movies, Cinehouse,London Mexfest
  • This competition is promoted on behalf of London Mexfest
  • If this prize becomes unavailable we have the right to offer an alternative prize instead.
  • The Prize is to win one of  2 pairs of tickets for Daniel and Ana screening August 19th 2012
  • No travel or accommodation included must be able to get to from London in your own accord. 
  • To enter this competition you must send in your answer, name, address only, DeadlineAugust 17, 2012 (1200hrs)
  • Will only accept entries sent to the correct email (win [at] thepeoplesmovies [dot] com), any other entry via any other email will be void.
  • If the above form fails please email answer, name address postcode only plus any other instructions to win [at] thepeoplesmovies [dot] com
  • automated entries are not allowed and will be disqualified, which could result you been banned.
  • The Peoples Movies, Cinehouse takes no responsibility for delayed, lost, stolen prizes, The length of time a prize may take is out of our control as it varies per company, if we know we'll tell you.
  • The competition is opened to Aged 18  and over 
  • Unless Stated Please  Do Not Include Telephone Numbers, we don’t need them
  • The winning entries will be picked at random and contacted by email
  • This competition is bound by the rules of Scotland,England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland.
  • By sending your entry for this competition you are confirming you have read and agreed to these Terms & Conditions.
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3 September 2010

Trailer For Mexican Western CHICOGRANDE

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source Twitch
To be honest Im not and never really been a western movie fan, ive tried and even the more modern day one I really cant get into but I can see how people love them like Felipe Cazals' western drama Chicogrande.
This movie has been chosen to open up the san sebastian festival and focuses on the American army during the Mexican revolution on pursuit of the legendary Pancho Villa. The trailer is actually in English but how much of the actual movie is in English is a good guess, trailer after the break....

Following the frustrated invasion of Columbus, Pancho Villa retreats, only to be injured in the leg by Carranza's troops in the city of Guerrero. The North Americans, on Mexican territory, launch a massive campaign to capture him dead or alive. Convalescent, Villa takes refuge deep in the mountains. Chicogrande, a young follower of Villa, is given the task of finding medical assistance and is prepared to give up his own life in the attempt.

22 August 2010

The el diablo he is called Mexico! Drugs and violence in Trailer for EL INFIERNO!

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Everybody must be loco down Mexico way, well they are in EL INFIERNO aka HELL! drugs, violence, body parts, guys with poswer tools, its el diablo at his best or should we say Luis Estrada in his latest movie. If you want some  black comedy with lashings of graphical violence but in a funny way Estrada's movie takes the rip out of the Mexican drug trade and Danny Trejo is nowhere to be seen!!!
Check out the trailer after the break...

Benjamin Garcia - Benny - is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which he has the first success of his life, a spectacular rise surrounded by money, women, violence and fun. But very soon he'll discovers that criminal life does not always keeps his promises. Epic black comedy about the world of Mafia and organized crime, HELL helps us to understand what everybody is asking: What is happening in Mexico today?

20 June 2010

Mexican sci-fi noir weirdness, trailer for LA PANTERA NEGRA

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source QuietEarth
When you think of film noir, you automatically think 1940's cinema, black&white, pulp fiction some well dressed beautiful woman smoking throw in a bit a bit weirdness as well. Well LA PANTERA NEGRA has all that plus some flying saucers, science fiction pulp thrown in to make it one hell of a weird movie, but do you know what? we do love what we see here.
Shame is i'll probably not end up getting a chance to see it as 'i'm only a blogger nothing more' as a snobbish head up his backside reporter told me at Glasgow Film Festival.

enjoy trailer after the break...