¡Viva! Presents New Mexican Cinema

This June we’ll bring the vibrant ¡Viva! spirit to HOME with a five-day event focusing on the very best in new Mexican cinema, presented in partnership with IMCINE and the British Council. With 2015 as the official Year of Mexico in the UK, the Weekender will feature a specially curated selection of films and events that bring a flavour of Mexico to Manchester, including post-screening Q&As with filmmakers, and an Adult Study Morning.

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All films will be screened in Spanish with English subtitles unless otherwise indicated.

All films will begin at the advertised time with no adverts or trailers.

Previously in this Festival

En el último trago + Q&A

This highly enjoyable road trip buddy movie embroils its octogenarian travellers in a series of comic misadventures as they make their way through rural Mexico. Travelling…

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Los Bañistas

This debut feature film is an entertaining tale of intergenerational conflict and solidarity. The action takes place against the backdrop of Mexico City in economic crisis,…

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UK Premiere: Hilda

Writer-director Clariond Rangel’s debut feature is a masterful study of the corrosive effect of dysfunctional race, class and gender relations, with the mounting tension periodically released by…

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Following her award-winning debut Cinco días sin Nora, Chenillo returns with a delightful comedy drama about the trials and tribulations of moving to the big…

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UK Premiere: Seguir viviendo + Q&A

Writer-director Sánchez’s debut feature is a fascinating fusion between fiction and reality, featuring the real siblings upon whom this moving story is based. Facing a…

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¡Viva! Adult Study Morning: Paraíso

Ana Valbuena presents our ever-popular study session for adult Spanish language learners. Following an introduction in Spanish and a full screening of Paraíso, attendees will practise…

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