Visions 2017 will showcase for the industry six documentary works in progress by both new and well established directors at the Marche du Film Doc Corner during the Cannes Film Festival. The special event has been organized by the Mexican Film Institute from a long list of submissions that includes independent as well as films supported by IMCINE. All titles are documentaries films currently in post production ready for festival selection with all rights available.
95 min. 2017
Director: Alejandra Islas Caro
Producer: Alejandra Islas Caro
Production Company: FOPROCINE/IMCINE, Alejandra Islas, Utopía Video Producciones, Comunik-arte
Ensemble documentary about 16,599 electricity workers and their families, who strive to recover their jobs and their organization. During a six-year struggle fought without pause on Mexico's streets, they have built a resistance movement that lead to an unexpected resolution of the conflict. Collective and individual stories tell the tale of one of the most significant episodes of the labor struggle in Mexico.
95 min, 2017
Director: Anaïs Huerta
Producers: Anaïs Huerta, Raúl Cuesta
Production Company: IMCINE, Amaina Films
I´m black, born Haitian, French and Jewish by adoption... I feel all of those things, but people don´t look at me like that. It´s normal, but that makes it harder for me to find my place. At 34 years old, David dreams and, at the same time, fears, going back to Haiti.
110 min. 2017.
Director: Enrique García Meza
Producer: Bertha Navarro
Production Company: Salamandra Producciones, S.A. de C.V., FOPROCINE/IMCINE
Being a student at the Ayotzinapa rural teacher training college, or being one of those student's farm worker father or an indigenous mother, usually means being invisible. Their grief and their hope made them visible and perhaps also reminded us that we are not alone; we are intimately connected to them.
90 min. 2017
Director: Hatuey Viveros
Producers: Hatuey Viveros, Alejandro Durán, Carlos Hernández
Production Company: Aldea Cine, Verde Limón Audiovisual, Gavilán Cine, Mandarina Cine, FOPROCINE/IMCINE
Piro is a mathematician whose obsessions have been captured in three notebooks; one to keep a rigorous control over his expenses, another to remind himself of the location of the things he collects in case he ever needs them, and one more for the most important events of his life. We will use these notes as a starting point against oblivion, a journey through the lives of three generations of my family.
75 min. 2017.
Director: Marta Ferrer
Producers: Sebastián Celis, Nicolás Celis, Alejandro Durán
Production Company:Pimienta Films, Cuadernos de Cine, FOPROCINE/IMCINE, IMCINE, Marta Ferrer, Gavilán cine, Bambú Audiovisual
A journey to the semi-desert, in the northern México, looking for the last singers and the vestiges of "Cardenche" singing, a nostalgic singing of love and contempt, of lament and tragedy. A peasant tradition, from the cotton Hacienda's workers, on its way to extinction. ¿From where does this beautiful pain come from?
7 chapters of 52 min. 2017.
Director: Juan Carlos Rulfo
Producer: Eugenia Montiel Pagés
Production Company:La Media Luna Producciones, IMCINE
This series aims to explore the questions surrounding Juan Rulfo's life and his rich creative activity. More than a biographic portrait, it is a melting pot of different views, a multitude of voices that will recover and portray the man behind the words: the father, writer, photographer, traveler, inhabitant of the troubled, complex, and fascinating Mexico of his day; and despite the fact that Juan is no longer with us, his ideas and literary creations are as current today as they ever were.