The Morelia International Film Festival revealed today its official selection, showcasing a lineup exclusively composed of Mexican films. It's definitely exciting, as these are the national movies that will most likely hit theaters during 2015.
There are some familiar names, such as Nicolas Pereda and Julián Hernández, and a handful of films that I have seen already, including Coffee, Death in Arizona, Bering. Equilibrio y Resistencia, and I Am Happiness on Earth. In that regard, I'm a little surprised, as Morelia was supposedly only selecting films that hadn't been part of another festival before.
Morelia's official Mexican selection is divided in five sections: Michoacán, Mexican Short Film, Mexican Documentary, Mexican Feature Film, and Online Mexican Short Film.
The definitive feature length film highlight might be Alonso Ruizpalacios' Güeros, which premiered at Berlin and became one of the most talked-about Mexican movies of the year (our own Ernesto Zelaya already reviewed it, by the way).
Check out the full list of features here:
Mexican Feature Film Section
Los Ausentes (dir. Nicolás Pereda)
Carmín Tropical (dir. Rigoberto Pérezcano)
El Comienzo del Tiempo (dir. Bernardo Arellano)
Dólares de Arena (dir. Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas)
Eddie Reynolds y los Ángeles de Acero (dir. Gustavo Moheno)
En la Estancia (dir. Carlos Armella)
Güeros (dir. Alonso Ruiz Palacios)
Hilda (dir. Andrés Clariond Rangel)
Los Muertos (dir. Santiago Mohar Volkow)
Las Oscuras Primaveras (dir. Ernesto Contreras)
Plan Sexenial (dir. Santiago Cendejas)
I Am Happiness on Earth (Yo Soy la Felicidad de Este Mundo, dir. Julián Hernández)
Mexican Documentary Section
Bering. Equilibrio y Resistencia (dir. Lourdes Grobet)
Coffee (Café, Hatuey Viveros)
Chuy, el Hombre Lobo (dir. Eva Aridjis)
La Danza del Hipocampo (dir. Gabriela Domínguez Ruvalcaba)
Historias de la Sierra Madre (dir. Omar Osiris Ponce Nava)
El Hogar al Revés (dir. Itzel Martínez del Cañizo)
La hora de la Siesta (dir. Carolina Platt Soberanes)
Matria (dir. Fernando Llanos)
Death in Arizona (Muerte en Arizona, dir. Tin Dirdamal)
Retratos de una Búsqueda (dir. Alicia Calderón)
El silencio de la Princesa (dir. Manuel Cañibe)
Sporen (Huellas, dir. Diego Gutiérrez, Danniel Danniel)
Andrea En Una Caja (dir. Adrián González Camargo, Juan Alberto Malo)
Morelia 2014 takes places from October 17 to 26.