Mexican Film Festival in Singapore 2022 @ The Projector

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The Embassy of Mexico and The Projector are proud to present the second segment of the 8th edition of the Mexican Film Festival, from 7th to 17th July 2022.

Celebrating its 8th edition, the Mexican Film Festival in Singapore brings the best and brightest filmmakers and talents to The Projector. Showcasing the colours and intensity of Mexican cinematography, life and culture, we have selected a total of 5 films, which have gathered multiple awards and nominations, offering the audience a rich range of drama, comedy, romance and thriller films.

Whether you come to watch a movie with the family, to learn about different cultures or to immerse yourself in the Spanish language, the Mexican Film Festival in Singapore is a great opportunity for the local public to enjoy the richness of the art scene of Mexico. Come and enjoy with us!

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Impossible Things

Original Title: Cosas Imposibles

The Projector, 7 Jul, 8:30pm

Directed by: Ernesto Contreras

Cast: Nora Velázquez, Benny Emmanuel, Salvador Garcini, Luisa Huertas

Duration: 100min         

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Advisory: Drug Use

Rating: NC16

Synopsis:

Matilde, a woman in her sixties who married at an early age, has lived most of her life under the shadow of her husband Porfirio, a violent and cruel man. Despite having passed away, Porfirio continues to torture her from the afterlife. Amid this whirlwind of mixed emotions, Matilde meets Miguel, an insecure young man who makes a living selling drugs. Regardless of the age difference and the very different experiences each has faced, a strong bond of friendship is born between them. Through this unthinkable connection, Matilde and Miguel confront the demons of their past, understanding that perhaps there are still other paths for them to walk.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRPM3-XL8aA

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The Dance of the Gazelle

Original Title: El baile de la Gacela

The Projector, 9 Jul, 5.30pm

Directed by: Ivan Porras Melendez

Cast: Marco Antonio Calvo Coronado, Vicky Montero, Patricio Arenas, María José Callejas, Álvaro Marenco, Mariano González

Duration: 90min          

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Advisory:

Rating: PG13

Synopsis:  Eugenio, a 72-year-old former soccer player who is frustrated because he never won a championship, when he finds his last chance to redeem himself at a dance contest. Along with Carmen, he rehearses rigorously with the dance instructor Daniel, a gay man in his seventies. When he loses his unexpectedly partner, Eugenio and Daniel decide to continue on the contest dancing together. Eugenio faces his own prejudices, determined to finally reach the victory he so hopes for.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oo1BN4ulAg

Festival and Awards

Source : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6802322/awards/?ref_=tt_awd

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The Wolves

Original Title: Los Lobos

The Projector 10 Jul, 8:30 pm

Directed by:  Samuel Kishi

Cast: Martha Reyes Arias

            Maximiliano Nájar Márquez

            Leonardo Nájar Márquez

            Cici Lau, Johnson T. Lau

            Kevin Medina

Duration:  1h 35min

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles

Advisory: Some Drug Use

Rating: NC16

Synopsis:

Max and Leo are 8 and 5 years old and have just immigrated to the US with their mother. Their days pass inside a tiny apartment, while they wait for their mother to come back, as they hold on to the hope of traveling to Disney. Max is forced to grow up at such young age in order to understand his mother’s motivations.

Trailer: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=67z9d6msGsw

Festival and Awards:

Source: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9057808/awards/?ref_=tt_awd

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Lost

Original Title: Perdida

The Projector, 16 Jul, 8:30 pm

Directed by: Jorge Michel Grau

Cast: José María de Tavira, Cristina Rodlo, Paulina Dávila, Juan Carlos Colombo

Duration: 106 min         

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Advisory: Mature Theme and Sexual Scenes

Rating: R21

Synopsis:

From acclaimed director Jorge Michel Grau, this sleek thriller, of marital intrigue and deceiving occurrences, first centers on Eric (José María de Tavira), the new conductor of the Mexico City Philharmonic. His wife Carolina (Paulina Dávila) has vanished without a trace and the police suspect him. Though seemingly shell-shocked, Eric is quick to find solace in Fabiana (Cristina Rodlo) a young waitress unaware of the ongoing situation.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc8NjAee0eY

Festival and Awards

Source : https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9068514/awards/?ref_=tt_awd

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Ana’s Desire

Original Title: El deseo de Ana

The Projector 17 Jul, 5:30 pm

Directed by: Emilio Santoyo

Cast: Laura Agorreca, David Calderón, Ian Monterrubio, Simone Bucio, Emmanuel Varela

Duration: 79 min          

Language: Spanish with English Subtitles

Advisory: Mature Theme and Sexual Scenes

Rating: R21

Synopsis: 

Ana and her son Mateo live in a middle-class apartment in Mexico City. The family routine takes a turn when Juan arrives to visit them after several years of absence. The reunion unleashes memories and secrets from their past that Ana will have to confront in order to find, at last, the peace of mind that she’s been lacking for so long.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVVmDuXYekw

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