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#QueMexicoSeVea: A Celebration Of Mexican Cinema

Movies have always been a part of Mexico. Through cinema we have told the story of our past, we continue to tell our present and will tell our future. No matter where they come from, each movie and character is a mirror of who we are. As we create, see and celebrate these movies, we want to encourage the world to watch Mexican cinema and see ourselves reflected on screen, just as we are. In Spanish, we want #QueMéxicoSeVea.

Four out of ten members globally have chosen to watch a Mexican movie in the past five years. This year, we want to dedicate all of August to honor the best of Mexican cinema. As you might have seen on our Latin American social channels, we are celebrating through videos, panels, GIFs, memes, and many other assets that seek to spark conversations, amplify the voices of amazing Mexican talents, both behind and in front of the cameras and help you find your next favorite Mexican film.

This is just the beginning, and to celebrate National Mexican Cinema Day (August 15), we have some exciting news:

  • We will make the film adaptation of Juan Rulfo’s seminal novel, Pedro Páramo. Our commitment to Mexican culture also includes adapting the wonderful Mexican novels and Pedro Páramo will be a great example of this.
  • From August 15 to September 15, a collection of Mexican movies specially curated by IMCINE will be available on Netflix. This list includes great titles like ROMAMidnight FamilyDance of the 41, and Chicuarotes.
  • Love’s a Bitch arrives on Netflix September 10! Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu’s first film arrives with its restored version, which was first seen at the Morelia International Film Festival for the film’s 20th anniversary.

We are proud to announce that some of the best recent films from Mexican cinema are coming soon to Netflix in Latin America, including:

A Cop Movie

A Cop Movie still

A cop movie

  • A Cop Movie: Following family tradition, Teresa and Montoya, join the police force only to find that their convictions and hopes are crushed by a dysfunctional system. Faced with the hostility to which they are exposed, their only refuge is their love bond. Through a cinematographic experiment that plays with the limits of fiction and documentary, A Cop Movie immerses the viewer in an unusual space. The film puts the spotlight on the police, one of the most controversial institutions in Mexico and the world. Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios and produced by Elena Fortes and Daniela Alatorre, it has been recognized by the Berlin Film Festival, where its editor, Yibran Asuad, received the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution.
  • Prayers for the Stolen: Documentary filmmaker Tatiana Huezo’s fictional debut arrives to Netflix after its screening at the Cannes Film Festival, where it competed in the category Un Certain Regard (A Certain Look), earning the “Special Mention”. The film follows three friends in their journey into adolescence. In a town where there are only women and poppy planting has enforced violence, these girls cut their hair like boys and have underground hiding places to survive; but in their own world, magic and joy still prevail.
  • This Is Not a Comedy: Starring Cassandra Cianguerotti and Adriana Paz, this Netflix film is directed by Gabriel Nuncio and Rodrigo Guardiola. Gabriel has lost his hair, money and faith. When his best friend Melisa asks him to be the sperm donor for her child, he sees an opportunity to become a father, a better person and leave behind his unstable career as a comedian, resuming his artistic ambitions. However, his old frustrations sabotage him and shatter his dreams, making him find his place in the world.
  • The Spokeswoman: Documentary directed by Luciana Kaplan and produced by Carolina Coppel, Mónica Lozano and Eamon O’Farrill. It’s an approach to the indigenous peoples of Mexico through María de Jesús Patricio Martínez (Marichuy), selected by the Indigenous Government Council of the National Indigenous Congress to represent its voice and become the first female indigenous candidate to run for president of Mexico. Through her gaze and reflections, she portrays the challenges indigenous Mexicans face to defend their territories from dispossession and to protect nature from current destruction.
  • Ruido: Directed by Natalia Beristáin, the film narrates the descent into hell of Julia, a mother in search of her daughter. Through this gruesome journey she finds the possibility of being cured by the dignified rage of younger generations of women who raise their voices and take over the streets. Julia is also cured by forming a community with those who, like her, fight for justice, as well as for the memory and dignity of their disappeared relatives in a country plagued by violence.

And here’s a few more new and classic films arriving on Netflix:

  • Herod’s Law, July 16
  • Bankrolled, July 23
  • El Infierno, July 30
  • The Crime of Father Amaro, August 1
  • Two times you, August 6
  • Asphalt Goddess, August 11
  • Modern Loves, August 18
  • I Don’t Know Whether to Slit My Wrists or Leave Them Long, August 27
  • Love of My Loves, September 3

 

Anabel Lopez
Public Relations
anabell@netflix.com



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