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Chiara Arroyo

Chiara Arroyo covers Mexico for Screen.

  • Canana picks up five films for distribution in Mexico


    Canana, the production company founded by actors Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and producer Pablo Cruz, has lined up five films for release in Mexico through its new distribution arm. Most of the titles are first films by local film-makers. The first to be released is Aaron Fernandez's directorial debut Partes Usadas (Used Parts) which will open on April 18 on 25 prints in Mexico City.Also set for release this year are Laura ...
  • Gaviria's Latinos takes RTVE award at Guadalajara meetings


    At the fourth Iberoamerican Co-production Meetings at the Guadalajara International Film Festival, Colombian project Latinos, to be directed by Victor Gaviria and produced by El Baile Films, was awarded with the main prize.
  • Guadalajara to open next week with El Cafe De Los Maestros


    The 23rd Guadalajara International Film Festival will open next Friday with Mguel Kohan's El Cafe De Los Maestros, a documentary about the glory days of Argentinian Tango.Argentina is the featured country this year and ten Argentinian films will screen this year, while the festival will also act as a meeting point for producers and distributors from Argentina in order to strengthen ties with Mexico.The Festival, which has ...
  • Mi Vida Dentro wins top prize at Mexico's Morelia Film Festival


    Lucia Gajá's documentary Mi Vida Dentro (My Life Inside), a tragic story of a Mexican young woman who migrated illegally to USA and was later imprisoned on suspicion of murder, won top prize at the fifth Morelia Film Festival in Mexico.The film shows the legal process, the verdict, the separation from her family, her impotence as an example of what life for Mexican migrants can be like. In ...
  • Morelia Film Festival to open with The Orphanage


    The 5th edition of the Morelia Film Festival opens onOctober 5 with The Orphanage (El Orfanato), directed by Spanish Juan Antonio Bayona and produced by Guillermo del Toro.
  • Mexico submits Reygadas' Silent Light as Oscar entry


    The Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences has selected Carlos Reygadas' Silent Light (Stellet Licht) as the Mexican entry for foreign-language Oscar consideration.
  • Mexico - Duo draw on local inspiration


    Young film-making duo Israel Cardenas and Laura Guzman are typical of a new generation of Latin American film-makers in their desire to portray the continent without resorting to stereotypes. Their debut feature, Cochochi, explores the life and culture of an indigenous Mexican tribe, the Tarahumaras, through two young brothers' search for a missing horse. It screened in Venice this week as part of the Orrizonti section and is playing in Toronto's Discovery sidebar.
  • Cha cha cha: the dream team


    A staggering who's who of Mexican talent is in production on Carlos Cuaron's feature directorial debut Rudo Y Cursi. Chiara Arroyo reports from the first leg of the shoot.
  • Chiara Arroyo: asilent witness


    The Mexican director of the Cannes prize-winner Silent Light tells Chiara Arroyo why he chose to make a film about an isolated German-speaking sect.
  • El Violin a surprise hit at Mexican box office for Canana


    Francisco Vargas' El Violin, the first distribution release from Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal and Pablo Cruz's outfit Canana, has been a surprise hit in Mexico on 20 prints, scoring the number one ranking at the box office in its first weekend and some 36,000 admissions in its first week.The black-and-white movie about a one-armed, aged violin player had failed to score a local distribution deal despite worldwide acclaim at film festivals, ...
  • Canana to release Francisco Vargas'El Violin in Mexico


    Canana, the Mexican production company founded by actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna with producer Pablo Cruz, has acquired Francisco Vargas' El Violin for distribution as its first theatrical release in Mexico.Despite winning 25 international awards and scoring sales in many foreign territories - including the US (Film Movement) - the black-and-white drama about a one-armed aged violin player had failed to land distribution in ...
  • Pan's Labyrinth leads the field for Mexico's Ariel Awards


    Guillermo Del Toro's Oscar-nominated Pan's Labyrinth led the field for the annual Ariel Awards in Mexico presented by the Mexican Academy Of Cinematographic Arts And Sciences.The film took 12 nominations including best picture, director, actor and actress.Scoring seven nominations was Francisco Vargas' El Violin which was nominated for picture, director, first film, actor and screenplay, ...
  • Mexico City's FICCO begins with Children, to run to March 4


    The fourth edition of Mexico City's International Contemporary Film Festival (FICCO) kicked off on Wednesday night with Todd Field's Oscar-nominated Little Children and runs through to March 4.More than 3,000 guests attended the opening at the Cinemex Antara complex where FICCO Is headquartered this year. The festival, one of Mexico's largest, is to screen 191 features and 34 shorts from 40 countries.'This year ...
  • Shooting from the hip


    The name Canana, which translates as "cartridge belt", has an almost revolutionary ring to it. That fits with the goals of the Mexican production house's founders Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal and Pablo Cruz. "We want productions that give the world an insight into our reality," says Cruz, who runs the company. "We were worried about (Mexico's) situation, and fed up with the cliched vision of our country as a violent, impoverished place," adds Canana's head of development, Kyzza Terrazas. ...
  • Mexican documentary festival Ambulante to open with Jesus Camp


    Documentary film festival Ambulante, set up last year by Canana, the production company founded by Mexican actors Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz, will open today with Oscar-nominated Jesus Camp.
  • Canana finishes first picture Cochochi in Mexico


    Canana, the new Mexicanproduction company founded by Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Pablo Cruz,has wrapped the six-week shoot of its first film Cochochi in co-production with Donald K Ranvaud's Buena OndaLtd.