Feel the Heat… Mexican Cinema Now

To mark the publication of The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema by Jason Wood, a selection of films specially imported for the National Film Theatre (NFT) season.

In October the season continues with Feel the Heat… Part 2: Ambulante en Mánchester: Internationally-acclaimed Mexican actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna have formed a production company, Canana. Their dedication to Mexican and Latin American cinema is evident in Ambulante, the national tour of recent documentaries that Canana organises. The duo selected the Mexican documentaries, AL OTRO LADO (TO THE OTHER SIDE), TORO NEGRO (BLACK BULL) and DE NADIE (NO ONE), from the tour for the NFT season.

With thanks to the NFT, the Mexican Embassy in London, and Canana.

The book (a rare English-language exploration of contemporary Mexican cinema) will be available in the foyer bookshop.

Previously In this season

One Hour Intro: New Mexican Cinema

In this illustrated talk, Jason Wood will attempt to put recent Mexican cinematic successes into historical context, while also illuminating the circumstances which led to…

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Book Launch: The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema

Author Jason Woods will give an informal presentation about his new book, The Faber Book of Mexican Cinema.

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Toro Negro

This prize-winning portrait of Fernando Pacheco, a bullfighter from south-eastern Mexico, reveals a paradox. Charming, enthusiastic and skilful, he is an alcoholic whose life is…

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Al otro lado

An aspiring musician must choose whether to stay in Mexico and work as a drugs trafficker or to cross the border illegally and start a…

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De nadie

One of the thousands who leave Central America, crossing Mexico to reach the US border, Maria finds her dream of a better life turning into…

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El vampiro

A late night screening of one of the best Mexican vampire film from the 50s.

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Las vueltas del citrillo

This magic realist-influenced film revisits early 20th century Mexico and the eponymous bar where the pulque flows and stories are spun as poverty smothers the…

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Reed: Insurgent Mexico

A fiercely independent, accomplished fictionalised biopic of American radical John Reed (author of Ten Days That Shook the World) who ended up joining the Mexican…

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