The Best Contemporary Mexican Short Films

(1:39 hrs)

 

Intended for mature audiences only (18+)

"This screening contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing"

 

Hoja Santa (Holy Leaf) 25min

 

Synopsis

Ezequiel, is responsible for burning bodies clandestinely in the factory where he lives. The bodies cry and dance sadly. In this group of bodies is Ana, who awakens a strange fascination in Ezequiel, generating a conflict between your desires and fears.

 

Director:

Cesar Salgado Alemán

 

Writing:

César Salgado

 

Production:

Layla Arroyo, César Salgado

 

Cinematography:

Eduardo San Martin Garcia

 

Editing:

Cesar Salgado Alemán

 

Art Direction

Jesus Rojas, Maximiliano Valdes

 

Cast:

Ana Cetti, Carlos Covian

 

Tras de ti (Behind you) 8min

 

Synopsis

Lazlo loves Sirena, but she deceives him with Lazlos shadow. A story that takes us unto into the dreams of those who love, who live with fear and die of love.

 

Director:

Josue Hermes

 

Writing:

Josue Hermes

 

Production:

Sandra Guevara, Ulises Juarez

 

Cinematography:

Alejandro Coronado

 

Editing:

Roberto Bolado

 

Music:

Sebastian Zunino

 

Cast:

Claudia Hernández, Francisco Serrano

 

Hasta Decir Corte (Until someone says, ‘Cut!’) (15min)

 

Synopsis

Love of film was what drove Fermin from his family many years ago. Now that he is a sick, old man, his only contact with the world is Bruno, a young man who takes care of him as though he were his father. Fermin’s monotonous life changes when he finds out his only son has died and his ex-wife lays the blame on him. Full of doubt, blame and loneliness, he will try to end his life; however, fate will make him go on “until someone says, ‘Cut!’ ”.

 

Director:

Alejandro Méndez Rojas

 

Writing:

Alejandro Méndez Rojas

 

Production:

Yaizu Vázquez

 

Cinematography:

Gabriel Serra

 

Editing:

Alejandro Méndez Rojas

Yaizu Vázquez

Cesar Salgado

 

Art Direction

Ana Mary Ramos

 

Music:

Juan Carlos Briones

 

Cast:

Gonzalo Vega, Rodrigo Corea, Regina Torné

 

Inframundo (Underworld) (10min)

 

Synopsis

The tranquility of a landscape accompanies a man who has converted to impiety and death in the midst of life.

 

Director:

Ana Mary Ramos

 

Writing:

Juan Barreda

Ana Mary Ramos

 

Pruduction:

Claudia Valdez

 

Cinematography:

Santiago Sánchez

 

Cast:

Tenoch Huerta, Iván Cortés

 

Lluvia en los Ojos (Rain in the eyes) (9min)

 

Synopsis

Sofía, a seven years old girl, remembers the day she fractured her arm while being chased through the forest; a story full of fantasy that hides a heart rending moment in Sofía’s life.

 

Director:

Rita Basulto

 

Writing:

Rita Basulto

 

Production:

Juan José Medina

 

Cinematography:

Rita Basulto

 

Animación Stop Motion:

Rita Basulto, León Fernandez

 

Art Direction

Rita Basulto

 

Editing:

Gerardo Fernández

 

Music:

Mario Osuna y Alfredo Sánchez

 

Cast:

Sofiá de la Torre, Karina Hurtado

 

 

Aqui No Pasa Nada (Nothing Happens Here) (16min)

 

Synopsis

In Mexico in 2014, the lives of families in a poor and lawless region are threatened by organized crime. An old man agonizes as he defends the lives of his daughter and granddaughter. in Sofía’s life.

 

Director:

Rafa Lara

 

Writing:

Rafa Lara

 

Production:

Juan Carlos Blanco, Rafa Lara, Arturo Tay

 

Cinematography:

Daniel Blanco

 

Art Direction

Esmeralda Ruíz

 

Editing:

Rafa Lara

 

Music:

Nacho Retally

 

Cast:

Alonso Echánove, Karelia Romero, Ramón Medina, Maryfer Santillan, Antonio Monroi , Miguel Mena & Julio Casado

 

 

 

Supermisil (13min)

 

Synopsis

“Supermisil” is the story of Antonio, a family father whose current job worries are priorities over his son’s interests. Uncapable of improving his relationship with him, Antonio explotes against the little boy and his fascination with his favorite tv series: Supermisil. On his way to work Antonio finds an unusual situation, which will help him to be more empathic with his son and this will also show him that Superheroes exist...and Villains do too.

 

Director:

Javier Arcelus

 

Writing:

Javier Arcelus

 

Production:

Santiago Pineda

 

Cinematography:

Leslie Montero

 

Art Direction

Rodrigo Fajardo

 

Editing:

Fausto Estrada

 

Cast:

Arnulfo Reyes, Aquiles D. Cervantes, Jonatan Karmona, Daniela Guerrero, Juan Pablo Morales

 

 

 

Brigade de Cuisine (Kitchen Brigade) (3min)

 

Synopsis

A housewife is set upon preparing a delicious meal of stuffed chicken. But the main difficulties of the dish go way beyond

f!inding the perfect seasoning: to achieve her goal, she will have to capture the main ingredients of the recipe.

 

Director:

Javier Arcelus Cano

 

Writing:

Rodrigo Fajardo Vázquez

Production:

Mariana López Rubio

 

Cinematography:

Martín Pérez Valle

Editing:

Javier Arcelus Cano

Art Direction

Rodrigo Fajardo Vázquez

Music:

José Skertchly

Cast:

Diana Mercado Armenta