Mexico

ROMA

, | 2018 | 2 hrs 15 mins. | |
A film by Alfonso Cuarón

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The most personal project to date from Academy Award-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who…

MVIFF 2018: OPENING NIGHT FILM + PARTY: FELIZ ANO TIJUANA (HAPPY NEW YEAR TIJUANA)

| 2018 | 75 mins. | | , ,

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On Opening Night of the Festival, enjoy meeting fellow festival attendees and special guests inside a tented reception, from 5:30-7:30 PM, on the beautiful water-front lawn adjacent to Ferryboat Pond, just off Beach Road at the Tisbury Marketplace.   We’ll be serving wines, beer ( Festival sponsor OUR MARKET) and Mexican inspired appetizers…

2016 MVIFF — THE WEEKEND SAILOR

, | 2016 | 70 minutes | | , , , ,
Directed by Bernardo Arsuaga

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With almost no experience, Mexican captain Ramon Carlin raced against the superstars of sailing in a 9 month deadly trip ’round the world, his regatta winning the overall prize. In 1973, the United Kingdom organized the first head to head sailing race around the world, inviting expert crews from Europe and other…

GUEROS

| 2015 | 106 min | |
Directed by Alonso Ruiz Palacios

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Ever since the National University strike broke out, Sombra and Santos have been living in angst-ridden limbo. Education-less, motionless, purposeless, and unsure of what the strike will bring, they begin to look for strange ways to kill time. But their idiosyncratic routine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Tomas, Sombra’s kid…

Like Water for Chocolate (Como Agua para Chocolate)

| 1993 | 105 mins | | ,
Alfonso Arau

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Based on the best-selling novel by Laura Esquival, this internationally popular romantic fable from Mexico centers on a young woman who discovers that her cooking has magical effects. The tale’s heroine, Tita, is the youngest of three daughters in a traditional Mexican family. Bound by tradition to remain unmarried while caring for…

El Ángel Exterminador (The Exterminating Angel) (1962)

| 1962 | 95 mins | | ,
Luis Buñuel

The great screen surrealist Luis Buñuel co-wrote and directed this dark, bitterly witty satire. A group of people in formal dress arrives at an elegantly appointed home for a dinner party. However, once dinner is over and the guests retire to the drawing room, they discover that the servants have gone away,…