FICM is pleased to announce that, as every year since 2005, a selection of FICM works , will be screening out of competition at Cannes Film Festival's Week of Criticism. This strategic alliance has given many Mexican filmmakers the opportunity to present their work in Cannes. This year, three Mexican films will be presented that were part of the Official Selection of the 14th FICM:
22 min, 2016
Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios
Producer: Linda Ramos, Ramiro Ruíz
Production Company: Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE)
Ariel, a silent security guard in charge of transporting other people’s millions every day, has just discovered he’s about to be a first-time father. While deciding what to do about his imminent paternity, through a bizarre fault in the system, he suddenly finds himself before the possibility of fleeing with the loot he transports.
22 min, 2016
Director: Alejandra Villalba García
Producer: Arturo Jara Kafuri
Production Company: Producciones del Cuco | Somos/Simios | Taller de Cine de Mantarraya
34 min, 2016.
Director: Rodrigo Ímaz
Producer: Trisha Ziff
Production Company: 212 BERLIN FILMS
Juan Perros portrays a man surrounded by animals who works tirelessly facing an arid and hostile environment and his survival in the Mexican desert. His testimony involves us in a complex universe of his thoughts and reflections that tell of his near death experience and survival living from the trash discarded by society. Aside from his community Juan practices a way of life that is both radical and humble.