Mexican Film Festival 2019

Mexican Film Festival 2019

The Mexican cinema industry and Mexican filmmakers have been thriving in recent years, achieving hundreds of international awards and nominations around the world.

For example, Mexican filmmakers Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón have won five Best Director Oscars in the last six years.

The Mexican Film Festival in Singapore is a great opportunity for the local public to enjoy some of the best Mexican productions, and to get a glimpse and get acquainted with the language, the culture, society and the art scene of Mexico. The seven films selected for this edition cover a range of different genres, from comedy, drama, thriller to horror, and each of them has garnered numerous awards and nominations from international and Mexican academies, juries and critics. The Mexican Film Festival has something for everyone!

The Mexican Film Festival 2019 is jointly presented by The Embassy of Mexico in Singapore, The Projector and NUS Office of Alumni Relations.

Special guest. We are also delighted to announce that Mr Manuel Alcalá, the scriptwriter and co-producer of multi-awarded film Museum, will be the special guest of the film festival; he will introduce the movie and participate with the public in a post-show Q&A session on the 6th June at The Projector. The participation of Mr Alcalá is possible thanks to Turkish Airlines and The Capitol Kempinski Hotel, the official airline and official hotel of the Mexican Film Festival 2019.

Come take a peek as we traverse across the various shades of one of the most culturally colourful nations in the world through film.

6 to 8 June 2019 at The Projector
9 to 12 June 2019 at NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House

Museum - Museo

Thurday 6 June, 7:30 pm at The Projector
Post-show Q&A session with scriptwriter and co-producer Mr Manuel Alcala.

Inspired by true events. MUSEUM tells the story of Juan Núñez and Benjamin Wilson, two students, who on Christmas Eve of 1985 steal more than 140 iconic pre-Hispanic pieces from the National Museum of Anthropology. The magnitude of the crime goes beyond their intentions and leads to an outcome as improbable as the theft itself.

Starring one of the most famous Mexican actors, Gael García Bernal, well known for “Y tu mamá también” (Alfonso Cuarón), “Bad Education” (Almodóvar), “Babel” (González Iñárritu) and most recently stars in Amazon Prime´s “Mozart in the Jungle”.

Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios
Year: 2018
Runtime: 128 Mins
Genre: Crime, Drama
IMDA Rating: to be confirmed
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Awards (6 wins and 25 nominations)

Warehoused - Almacenados

Friday 7 June, 8:30 pm at The Projector

A manager about to retire and the young man destined to replace him share five days in one place: a huge empty warehouse where apparently nothing ever happens.

Director: Jack Zagha Kababie
Year: 2015
Runtime: 93 Mins
Genre: Comedy, Drama
IMDA Rating: to be confirmed
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Awards (9 wins and 7 nominations)

A Monster with a Thousand Heads - Un monstruo de mil cabezas

Satruday 8 June, 5:30 pm at The Projector

When her insurance company refuses to approve the care her husband needs to survive, Sonia Bonet (Jan Raluy) takes things into her own hands. Up against an unyielding bureaucracy and disinterested workers, she is pushed to her breaking point: with her son in tow, she attempts to fight the system.

Director: Rodrigo Plá
Year: 2015
Runtime: 74 Mins
Genre: Drama, Thriller
IMDA Rating: M18 (Some Sexual Scenes and Coarse Language)
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Awards (11 wins & 14 nominations):

I Dream in Another Language - Sueño en otro idioma

Saturday 8 June, 8 pm at The Projector

A linguist comes to a village in the jungle to study zikril, a language that is about to become extinct, as there are only two living native speakers, Evaristo and Isauro. Unfortunately, these two men hate each other and have not spoken to each other for fifty years. Yet, hidden in the past, in the core of the jungle, lies a secret hidden in the language that makes it difficult to believe that the heart of Zikril will beat again.

Director: Ernesto Contreras
Year: 2017
Runtime: 143 Mins
Genre: Drama, Romance
IMDA Rating: to be confirmed
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Awards (15 wins and 13 nominations):

Eddie Reynolds and The Iron Angels - Eddie Reynolds y Los Ángeles de Acero

Monday 10 June, 7:30 pm at NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House

They are not wild and crazy anymore, or at least they think so. Now, thanks to an offer nobody can't refuse, they will try to recapture that old rock and roll magic and give themselves a second chance. After 30 years, a rock band rejoins when Bono, from U2, shows interest in buying one of their songs. The gathering brings up old fights between Eddie, the lead singer, and Santos, the guitar player.

A comedy about friendship, rock and roll craziness, second chances and dreams that come true, but thirty years later!

Starring Mexican superstar Damián Alcázar, the multi-awarded actor has a long and successful career in cinema, TV, theatre in Mexico, the US and Latin America, most recently appearing in Netflix´s “Narcos”, TNT series “El Dandy”, and well known as Lord Sopespian in “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”.

Director: Gustavo Moheno
Year: 2016
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
IMDA Rating: NC16
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Awards (1 win & 9 nominations)

Tigers Are Not Afraid - Vuelven

Tuesday 11 June, 7:30 pm at NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House

A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.

Director: Issa López
Year: 2017
Runtime: 83 Mins
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
IMDA Rating: to be confirmed
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Awards (15 wins and 17 nominations)

Single and Fabulous in Her Thirties - Treintona Soltera y Fantástica

Wednesday 12 June, 7:30 pm at NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House

After rejecting a marriage proposal from her unattractive boyfriend, a writer takes the opportunity to be single again to redefine herself as an independent and modern woman.

Starring Bárbara Mori, a famous Uruguayan-born Mexican TV and cinema actress, model, producer and writer. She is the first Mexican actress to star in a Bollywood film, Kites (2010).

Director: Chava Cartas
Year: 2016
Runtime: 98 Mins
Genre: Comedy
IMDA Rating: M18
Language: Spanish with English subtitles

Awards (1 win and 5 nominations)


Location Map

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The Projector, Singapore

NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House

NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House

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