Raindance Film Festival, Europe’s leading independent film festival, comes to London this week, and once again this year, the Mexican strand will host seven feature films and eight short films with over 20 screenings. The line-up of films span across genres, offering different perspectives of Mexico and its cinema.
Highlights include the UK premier of Diego Luna’s ‘Cesar Chavez’, ‘Through the Eyes’ by Victoria & Michel Franco (After Lucia 2012), ‘Eden’ by Elise Durant, and ‘Gonzalez’ by Christian Diaz.
There are three multi-awarded documentary features including Locarno winner ‘Navajazo’ by Ricardo Silva; the superb story of the circus world in ‘Grazing the Sky’ by Horacio Alcala; and ‘The Absent Stone’ by Sandra Rozental.
The line-up of Mexican films at Raindance reinforces an international perspective in Mexican cinema by including five co-productions with countries including USA, Spain, Portugal and Germany, as well as two foreign-directed Mexican productions; showing Mexico is a country with a strong film industry eager to co-produce with fellow countries.
To be in with a chance of winning tickets for you and a guest to two of the Mexican strand films, a special invitation to the Mexican Mixer at Wahaca event where you will be able to meet some of the Directors, Producers and Actors at the Azulito Bar- Wahaca Soho, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your favourite Mexican film of all time and we will pick a winner at random at midday on Thursday 25h of October.
To find out more about the Mexican Strand of Raindance click here.