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Mexico in Thailand 45 Years - Online Film Festival, 16 to 30 September

Mexico in Thailand 45 Years - Online Film Festival, 16 to 30 September

Full Programme is available to download here.
Full Programme is available to download

2020 marks the occasion for the 210th Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico on September 16th and the 45th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Mexico and Thailand, on August 28th.

For this double celebration, the Embassy of Mexico, IMCINE, the UNESCO Bangkok Office and the Film Archive (Public Organization) invite to the “Mexico in Thailand 45 Years Film Festival”, running from 16 to 30 September, with the screening of 20 Mexican productions that show the multi-cultural and diverse social landscape of its people. Totally free and totally safe cinema.

The films will be featured from secured Vimeo links located in the Embassy of Mexico Cultural Diplomacy site: http://diplomaciacultural.mx/canal/tailandia/ People will need to register through a google form to receive the password that will grant them access to each category, in the following link:

Every film is in Spanish with English subtitles, some shorfilms are in English.


Family Short Films: 16-30 September

Tintico´s Afternoons / The Teacher and the Flower /
The Trumpeteer / Carnitas (Pork Chops) / Barnyard Aces / Waves From The Sky / Elena and the Shadows / The Aeronauts / Stardust / Cerulia / Gina

Fiction Films: 18-20 September weekend

Sacúdete las Penas (Shake your Sorrows)
Esmeralda's Twilight /Cría Puercos

Documentaries: 25-27 September weekend

Disrupted/ Quebranto
Intimate Battles/ Batallas Íntimas
They Called Me King Tiger/ Me Llamaban King Tiger
To Die In The Desert/ A Morir a los Desiertos

Family Short Films – 16 to 30 September

1. Tintico´s Afternoons/Las tardes de Tintico (2012)
Director: Alejandro García Caballero
Duration: 11 min.
Synopsis: Under the beautiful Quebrada cliff in Acapulco, a group of mosquitoes addicted to tropical music try to bring happiness back into a rumba conductor´s life. Enjoy great music, talent and ¡sabor!
Trailer: https://www.redcat.org/video/tinticos-afternoons

2. The Teacher and the Flower/El maestro y la flor (2014)
Director: Daniel Irabién
Duration: 9 min.
Synopsis: The teacher´s dull life keeps up thanks to the flower. But when love comes, he must decide whether to risk everything or to play safe.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIV2bFVrB_8

3. The Trumpeteer/El trompetista (2014)
Director: Robin Morales
Duration: 10 min.
Synopsis: A trumpet player, trapped in the strictness of a war band, discovers his creative power and finds freedom through his own music.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPreucEYq5k

4. Carnitas (Pork Chops)/Carnitas (2014)
Director: Bárbara Balsategui
Duration: 15 min.
Synopsis: The only relief to Valentina´s solitude is Carnitas, a pig whose destiny is to become her best friend and her family´s Christmas dinner.
No trailer     

5. Barnyard Aces/Los ases del corral (2015)
Director: Irving Seillan, Manuel Báez
Duration: 10 min.
Synopsis: Avelita, a mischievous chick, wants a jukebox. Her grandpa grants her with what she wants, without imagining what it will bring.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojteLfW4MpI

6. Waves From The Sky/Olas del cielo (2014)
Director: Gildardo Santoyo del Castillo
Duration: 08:37 min.
Synopsis: Peter the bird decides to fly away. On a beach he finds Francisca, a cheerful turtle that teaches him to connect through rhythm.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9yF6m4HGBc

7. Elena and the Shadows/Elena y las sombras (2016)
Director: César Cepeda
Duration: 07 min.
Synopsis: In an old Mexican town, Felix causes a miracle and shows Elena other universes, proving her that there is much more to see and that he is much more than his visual impairment.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BygpwzF4mr4

8. The Aeronauts/Los aeronautas (2016)
Director: León Fernández
Duration: 11 min.
Synopsis: Soo'goh, the weakest member of a tribe that survives in the middle of the desert, seeks to overcome every obstacle and to reach the green pastures of the paradise that they all yearn for.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAyP3yHHCY4

9. Stardust/Polvo de estrellas (2017)
Director: Aldo Sotelo
Duration: 14 min.
Synopsis: Adan helps his father Hilario to collect garbage. An unexpected visit to the school will reconfigure Adan's whole universe.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBHba7tPoiI

10. Cerulia (2017)
Director: Sofía Carrillo
Duration: 13 min.
Synopsis: Cerulia comes back home to bid her final farewell, but her childhood memories and grandparents presence would not let her go
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/249513841

11. Gina (2018)
Director: David Diomedes
Duration: 09 min.
Synopsis: Gina is a little girl who was born with a chicken suit. Her dream is dancing Son Jarocho, but her suit is an obstacle.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/251993860


Fiction Films – Friday 18 to Sunday 20 September

1. Mist/Bruma (2017)
Director: Max Zunino
Duration: 82 min.
Synopsis: Martina feels trapped in a box in Mexico City. She decides to go to Berlin in search for the past, and she finds her own identity.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOxkzC6BQpk

2. Sacúdete las Penas (2017)
Director: Andrés Ibáñez Días Infante
Duration: 85 min.
Synopsis: Pepe Frituras, a famous dancer who ended up in the most dangerous prison, tells how he won his freedom with creativity.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jstm_JeyW8

3. Esmeralda's Twilight /Cría Puercos (2018)
Director: Ehécatl Garage
Duration: 90 min.
Synopsis: Esmeralda was widowed and has lost interest in life. Living in a small town away from his son, she regains hope when a baby pig comes into her life.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT2h81dNedg

Documentaries – Friday 25 to Sunday 27 September

1. Disrupted/Quebranto (2013)
Director: Roberto Fiesco
Duration: 95 min.
Synopsis: Fernando Garcia, a child actor from the 70s known as Pinolito, came out as a transgender and now calls herself Coral Bonelli. Coral and Dona Lilia, his mother actress, still perform in Garibaldi district.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHvh-E5XZJ0

2. Intimate Battles /Batallas Íntimas (2016)
Director: Lucía Gajá
Synopsis: Five women, located in different countries, have faced, survived and overcome domestic violence. This time they speak about how their live their life with the impact of that past within them.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12ZMj2ii66Q

3. They Called Me King Tiger/Me Llamaban King Tiger (2017)
Director: Ángel Estrada
Duration: 90 min.
Synopsis: The Malcolm X of the Chicano Civil Rights Movement, Reies López Tijerina “King Tiger”, became the legend who inspired Mexican-American college students of the 60s and 70s against police brutality, stressing ethnic pride and ethnic studies. Years after, he tells the story.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWSkOa1Ha18

4. To Die In The Desert/A Morir a los Desiertos (2017)
Director: Marta Ferrer
Duration: 90 min.
Synopsis: A dazzling new documentary featuring heartbreaking musical performances that capture why the howl of a singing technique is so unique and important.  Northern Mexico is home to the last singers of Cardenche Song, a nostalgic melody of love, wailing and tragedy. 
Trailer: https://www.epfmedia.com/to-die-in-the-desert