MEXICO IN ITS BEST ROLE, AT THE RAINDACE FILM FESTIVAL
- As favourite film for the Best International Film, “Alice in Marialand” directed by Jesus Magaña, starting Barbara Mori and Stephanie Sigman.
LONDON, United Kingdom, 2nd October 2015.- In the framework of the celebration of the Year of Mexico in the United Kingdom, Raindance film festival, the largest independent film festival in Europe, is presenting eight Mexican feature films and three short-films, from 23rd September until 4th October 2015.
Leading the list as favourite film for the Best International Film, “Alice in Marialand” directed by Jesus Magaña, starting Barbara Mori and Stephanie Sigman, who had recently participated in the James Bond film, Spectre.
For a fourth year in a row Mexican productions will have an outstanding presence at the Raindance Film Festival, since the organisers presented the first ‘Co-production Forum: Focus on Mexico’, which is intended to create business opportunities between Mexican and British producers through a series of forums, meetings and pitching sessions.
Included in the Raindance chapter of Mexico, screenwriter and director, Guillermo Arriaga will preside a Masterclass “Non-linear, Linear and Multiple Storylines” during which he will share with the audience his experience on non-linear screenwriting’s such as “Amores Perros”, “21 Grams” and “Babel” which had granted him international awards.
The opening event was attended by the Ambassador of Mexico, Diego Gomez-Pickering, who accompanied the director and founder of the Raindance Film Festival, Elliot Grove; the director of the International Film Festival of Guadalajara (FICG, for its acronym in spanish), Ivan Trujillo and David Martinez, coordinator of the chapter of Mexico, who recalled that the objective of the Raindance Film Festival is to discover and promote new talents.
Films such as ‘Elvira’, directed by Manolo Caro; ‘Barbarous Mexico’ directed by eight different Mexican directors, among who figure Isaac Ezban and Lex Ortega; ‘The Incident’ by Isaac Ezban; ‘Tierra Caliente’ by Laura Plancarte; ‘Ditches’ by Francisco Paparella, and the presentation of ‘Shih’ the documentary, were among the 11 films that participated in the chapter of Mexico.
The Ambassador expressed that the chapter of Mexico in Raindance has teamed this year with the International Film Festival of Guadalajara, promoting Mexican film industry and the talent of directors, writers and photographers beyond our borders.
Raindance Film Festival 2015 presents 90 feature films, 200 short-films from 45 countries and hosts 30 film industry events.