MEXICAN FILMS AT THE BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
LONDON, United Kingdom, 2nd September 2016.- The BFI London Film Festival was formally presented and the full line-up announced which includes 2 feature presentations directed and produced by Mexicans, one classic Mexico-American co-production and two films starring Mexican artists.
In the framework of the 60th London Film Festival, celebrated from 5 – 16 October, it will be presented on 8th 10th and 16th October the film The Untamed directed by Amat Escalante, which describes in a social drama sci-fi mix, the destiny of two young men. It is noteworthy to mention that Escalante won the “Best Director Award” in Cannes 2013 for his film Heli.
On 6th and 7th October will be screened in London Lupe Under the Sun, a film by the Mexican director Rodrigo Reyes, which portraits a drama surrounding the life in the borderline between Mexico and the United States.
The festival will be an opportunity to enjoy one more time, in a restore format –supported by Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg- the classic One Eyed Jacks, a Mexican-American co-production, the first and only film directed by Marlon Brando.
During the festival’s presentation headed by Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive at BFI, at the Leicester Square Odeon Cinema, producers and directors were introduced to the audience as well as the screening of some of the trailers, which included Neruda starring the Mexican actor Gael García Bernal.
The festival will have the premiere of Queen Katwe starting Lupita Nyong’o - born in Mexico City - 2013 Academy Award winner for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role”.
The London Film Festival 2016 will be the stage to promote the Mexican film industry as well as the talent of directors, screenplay writers and cinematographers far beyond our boundaries.