LondonMexFest, a packed weekend of exciting contemporary Mexican cinema, music and food at Rich Mix, coupled with the first ever London Lucha Libre exhibition by acclaimed Mexican photographer Lourdes Grobet with accompanying films.
Festival Highlights include:
- World premiere Made in Mexico (Hecho en Mexico), a kaleidoscopic portrait of the music of Mexico, its people and their way of life, by UK filmmaker Duncan Bridgeman (Dir. One Giant Leap), followed by a live concert from Amandititita, the Mexican queen of Anarcumbia, an urban blend of rock, reggae, rap, and traditional Mexican cumbia.
- 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).
- Diego Luna will be In Conversation as one of London Mexfest’s guests of honour.
- Documentary film highlights include award-winning The tiniest place (El lugar más pequeño), by Tatiana Huezo, which follows the struggle of five families to rebuilt their lives in the middle of war, Draught (Cuates de Australia) by acclaimed director Everardo González.
- Short film highlights include Carlos Cuarón’s The Second Bakery Attack starring Kirsten Dunst and Elisa Miller’s Watching it rain, winner of the Palm 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.
- A Sensory Pop Up Studio by Sight of Emotion charity.
- 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!
LondonMexFest is part of the Shoreditch Fringe Festival www.shoreditchfringe.org
Fri 17 August – Sun 19 August Various Times
£7 adult, £5 student or concs / Day pass £15 / Exhibitions & music free – MORE INFO