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Sunday, March 29

5:00 PM

Voces Ancestrales/
Ancestral Voices

Director: Joshua Gil

México/Lengua mixe/84 min

English Subtitled

Location: Marquez De Leon Theater

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Un niño ha perdido a su madre a causa de la guerra entre los soldados y los criminales que ha desangrado a su comunidad. Sumido en su duelo, el pequeño descubre, gracias a su abuela, que la única forma de recuperar a su madre es pidiendo un milagro a las fuerzas de la naturaleza. Con una narrativa poética que deambula entre el documental y el cine fantástico, Joshua Gil presenta un filme ganador a Mejor Dirección en el Festival de Morelia. Recurre al olvidado campo mexicano para narrar una historia que oscila entre el realismo mágico y la dura realidad donde se ha perdido todo; incluso el miedo a enfrentar a lo que ha provocado dolor. El film, ubicado en Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, y narrado en lengua ‘mixe’, ha sido la primera película mexicana que ha cerrado el prestigioso Festival Internacional de Venecia.

 

In a community caught in a war between criminals and soldiers, a child loses his mother. Overwhelmed in pain, the little one discovers, thanks to his grandmother, that the only way to recover his mother is to ask for a miracle from the forces of nature. With a poetic narrative that moves between the documentary and the fantastic, Joshua Gil’s film was the winner of Best Director at the Festival de Morelia 2019. He uses the forgotten Mexican countryside to tell a story that oscillates between magical realism and harsh reality where one has lost everything; even the fear of facing what has caused pain. Filmed in Tlahuitoltepec, Oaxaca, and narrated in the ‘mixe’ language, this is the first Mexican film presented at the closing of the prestigious Venice International Film Festival.

 

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