Morelia 2014: ScreenAnarchy Picks 10 Must See Films

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The 12th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival kicked off this past Friday, with the Mexican premiere of Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman. For the second year in a row, I'm in Morelia covering the fest for ScreenAnarchy, so expect reviews, features, and some cool photos too. 

As usual, Morelia offers an immense lineup and nine days (October 18-26) are certainly not enough to watch each and every interesting title. Therefore I chose 10 essential films nobody attending Morelia should miss. The selection was based on the reviews and commentaries that my ScreenAnarchy colleagues made during previous festivals, and omits the highly anticipated - and damn good - Birdman because its one and only screening at Morelia happened already and unfortunately was not for the general public. 

Check out ScreenAnarchy's picks for Morelia 2014 in the gallery below (links to reviews included).

Force Majeure (d. Ruben Östlund, Sweden) - October 18 (9:15 PM) & October 23 (2:15 PM)

A Swedish oddity that surprised more than one critic at this year’s Fantastic Fest, Force Majeure is, according to Twitch’s festivals editor Ryland Aldrich, “a black comedy that’s one of the funniest movies in years.” This is Sweden’s bet for the Academy Awards and winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes.

FORCE MAJEURE Review by Ryland Aldrich

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Juan Andrés ValenciaOctober 19, 2014 6:50 PM

I seriously want to see The Green Inferno, Foxcatcher, Whiplash and It Follows. I wished that Cinépolis or Cinemex showed some of those films during the festival's run.

Eric OrtizOctober 19, 2014 10:37 PM

I think Foxcatcher and Whiplash will be part of the "Morelia in Mexico City" selection.

Juan Andrés ValenciaOctober 19, 2014 11:10 PM

I hope so. Heard nothing but good things about them.

joravasoDecember 22, 2014 5:12 PM

I cannot wait to see this! just posted it on my blog ( in the films to watch out for and I hope it shows here soon.

Roz RussellMay 17, 2015 8:20 AM

This movie sucked balls. So not funny. However, if you like endless, silent shots of people brushing their teeth, or riding up and down ski lifts, or a movie that ends in the middle of a scene that had absolutely nothing to do with the plot? You'll love it.

marshy00May 17, 2015 9:28 AM

Loved this movie. One of last year's absolute best.