After confirming its official Mexican selection, as well as the visit of Alejandro Jodorowsy, the Morelia Film Festival (FICM) 2013 has ready the third big announment: Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity will be the opening film. Many people predicted this to happen, and now Gravity is confirmed to open another festival after Venice 2013 (where it got mostly amazing reviews).
ScreenAnarchy's Pierre Hombrebueno watched it there and remarked this:
"Gravity by Alfonso Cuarón is virtuosic masturbation: great camera work and unforgettable long shots in the infinite darkness of outer space. The real problem is that there's actually nothing to narrate, with the movie having a very poor plot (could this have been turned into an hour short feature? Possibly), and by the halfway mark things start to get repetitive. But the roller coaster is worth a ride, with some uber-spectacular scenes, although Sandra Bullock is a bit of a crutch. But we are used to her, aren't we?"
"Daniela Michel, the festival's director, commented that is a great privilege to count with Gravity as opening film. Alfonso Cuarón is a filmmaker the FICM admires and loves very much, and we feel real honored to be able to show his latest work."