In this program, on the one hand, the voices of the “desaparecidos” – the missing people of Mexico – are heard. In addition, we catch a glimpse of artfully mythological jungle worlds and come to enjoy witty persiflage on old familiar antagonists.
Saturday, 18. Mar 2023 // 20:30 Uhr @ W1 – Zentrum für junge Kultur Theatersaal
Wednesday, 22. Mar 2023 // 21:00 Uhr @ W1 – Zentrum für junge Kultur Theatersaal
Germany / Mexico 2020, color, 18 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Ozan Mermer
Production: Mariella Santibáñez
Lola celebrates her 15th birthday, her quinceañera. But the night before, she will have an experience that dissolves her gentle childhood in one fell swoop.
Germany / Mexico 2020, color, 16 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Anne Huffschmid, Alfonso Díaz Tovar
How to express the unspeakable? How to deal with the violent crimes that have inscribed themselves deeply into the Mexican landscape? The numbers speak for themselves: the size of areas where mass graves are being searched. The number of excavations to search for remains of missing family members. The weight that is left of a person’s remains. So how to express the unspeakable? An attempt in numbers and data.
M.A.M.O.N. MONITOR AGAINST MEXICANS OVER NATIONWIDE
Mexico / Uruguay 2016, color, 5 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Alejandro Damiani
While Donald Trump is undergoing heart surgery, a portal to another reality opens. Latinos start falling from the sky to the desert, on the Mexican – US border, divided by an enormous wall. A hilarious war breaks between a Trump-like mecha-robot and several stereotypical Mexican Latinos.
Motorcyclist’s Happiness won’t fit into his Suit
Mexico 2021, color, 10 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Gabriel Herrera
Production: Susana Bernal
There he sits proudly on his beautiful motorbike which he would never loan to anyone. He is certain that he alone can explore the jungle. A playful re-enactment with reversed roles that takes aim at the hubris of the colonial conquerors.
Mexico / Germany 2020, black & white, 8 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Gisela Carbajal Rodríguez, Felix Klee
Production: Felix Klee
Sofía is putting up search posters of her missing boyfriend Luis all over town. Copies of his picture surround her, but he remains a face on paper – Luis is one of the more than 70.000 missing persons in Mexico. At night Sofía faces a recurring dream: Little by little her world tranforms into paper. First the birds, then the ground, her room, until even death is made of paper.
France 2021, color, 17 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Fernando Colin Roque
Production: Eric Prigent
The film connects the past and the present through a love story inspired by Mesoamerican mythology and testimonials from children who live in the Mayan rainforest. A story in Nahuatl and a ritual song accompanies the journey through the interior of ancient trees to the universe.
Mexico 2017, color, 11 min, OV, Engl. sub
Director: Alejandro Saevich
The President of Mexico is in the last period of his term and only counting the days before his retirement. It appears to be a quiet adieu, until an international conflict has him treading murky waters.