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Mexico

The Untamed

A film about sexual repression and homophobia, with some creature horror thrown in for good measure.

Bleak Street

Bleak Street makes Blue Velvet look like The Sound of Music. Mexican director Arturo Ripstein shares key artistic touches with David Lynch: surreal longueurs, a sense of claustrophobia, settings that feel tawdrily contemporary and enigmatically retro at the same time. But Bleak Street trawls through a far deeper level of brutal desperation than Blue Velvet. […]

The Empty Hours

Written, Produced and Directed by Aarón Fernández Released by Strand Releasing Spanish with English subtitles Spain/France/Mexico. 100 min. Not rated With Kristyan Ferrer and Adriana Paz From Y Tu Mama También to the more recent It Felt Like Love, the beach has been fertile ground for tales of sexual discovery and youthful awakenings. Although Mexican […]

The Amazing Catfish

Written and Directed by Claudia Sainte-Luce Produced by Geminiano Pineda Released by Strand Releasing Spanish with English subtitles Mexico. 95 min. Not Rated With Ximena Ayala, Lisa Owen, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén, Andrea Baeza and Alejandro Ramírez Mu?oz The Amazing Catfish is the semi-autobiographical debut feature of Mexican director Claudia Sainte-Luce. In her early thirties, […]