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Cinema  of  Mexico
{Cine Méxicano}

            

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           still of Alfonso Bedoya from "The Treasure of The Sierra Madre" [1948]           on this page:

filmmakers of Mexico

actors of Mexico

books on Mexican cinema

selected movies of Mexico
NEW movies, coming soon

links


browse cinema book catalog / Mexico at Amazon.com
Mexico's films on DVD at Amazon.com
Mexico's films on VHS at Amazon.com

Cinema of Mexico entry at Wikipedia

Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas, A.C.
History of the Ariel Award [est. 1947]
list of Ariel Awards at Internet Movie Database

Magic Lantern's Hispanic-American Cinema Page

'Simultaneous Bilingual Film Production' Page



Books  on  Mexican  Cinema

'Libros en Español > Entretenimiento > Peliculas' Department at Amazon

Mexican Cinema, Interviews With Thirteen Directors book by Beatriz Reyes Nevares  "The Mexican Cinema: Interviews With Thirteen Directors" [1976]
by Beatríz Reyes Nevares, Translations by Carl J. Mora & Elizabeth Gard

interviewees include Luis Alcoriza, Luis Buñuel, Felipe Cazals, José Estrada, Emilio 'El Indio' Fernandez, Jorge Fons, Alejandro Galindo, Alberto Isaac, Salamón Laiter, Juan López Moctezuma, Sergio Olhovich, Arturo Ripstein & Ismael Rodríguez
Univ NM Press / Olympic marketing pb [6/87] out of print/used
Univ NM Press pb [1976] out of print/used
Mexican Cinema 1896-1980 book by Carl J. Mora  "Mexican Cinema: Reflections of A Society, 1896-1980" [1982]
by Carl J. Mora

Univ California Press 9x6 pb [2/90] out of print/used
Univ California Press 9x6½ hardcover [7/82] out of print/used
Mexican Cinema  "Mexican Cinema" [1996]
Edited by Paulo Antonio Paranagua

British Film Institute 9¾x8 pb [4/96] out of print/used
British Film Institute 10x8¼ hardcover [4/96] out of print/rare
Mexican Cinema, Mexican Woman book by Joanne Hershfield  "Mexican Cinema / Mexican Woman, 1940-1950" [1996]
by Joanne Hershfield

Univ AZ Press 9x6 pb [11/96] for $19.95
Univ AZ Press 9x6¼ hardcover [11/96] out of print/used
Poster Art From The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema book by Rogelio Agrasánchez  "Carteles de La Epoca de Oro del Ciné Mexicano / Poster Art From The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, 1936-57" [1998] by Rogelio Agrasánchez, Jr.
Over 200 color reproductions from Agrasánchez's poster archive, with a bilingual Introduction by Charles Ramrex Berg
Univ TX Press 11¼x8¾ bilingual hardcover [1/98] out of print/used
Mexico's Cinema  "Mexico's Cinema: A Century of Film & Filmmakers" [1999]
Edited by Joanne Hershfield & David R. Maciel

Scholarly Resources Books 9x6 pb [11/99] for $27.95
Scholarly Resources Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [11/99] for $72.00
Cine Mexicano Poster Art  "Cine Mexicano: Poster Art From The Golden Age, 1936-1956" [2001]
by Rogelio Agrasánchez, Jr.

Over 150 color reproductions from Agrasánchez's poster archive, with an Introduction by Charles Ramírez Berg
Chronicle Books English-language 10½x8 pb [4/2001] for $14.96
Women Filmmakers in Mexico  "Women Filmmakers In Mexico: The Country of Which We Dream" [2001]
by Elissa J. Rashkin

Univ TX Press 9x6¼ pb [4/2001] for $22.95
Univ TX Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/2001] out of print/used
Buñuel & Mexico, Crisis of National Cinema book by Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz   "Buñuel and Mexico: The Crisis of National Cinema" [2003]
by Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Univ CA Press 9x6 hardcover [11/2003] for $65.00
Mexican Filmography  "The Mexican Filmography, 1916-2001" [2003]
by David E. Wilt

McFarland & Co. 11¼x8¾x2 inches thick! hardcover [12/2003] for $195.00
Mexican Masked Wrestler & Monster Filmography book by Robert Michael Cotter   "The Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography" [2005]
by Robert Michael 'Bobb' Cotter

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [4/2008] for $39.95
McFarland & Co. 10x7 hardcover [4/2005] out of print/used
Mexican Cinema 1896-2004 book by Carl J. Mora  "Mexican Cinema: Reflections of A Society, 1896-2004"
[orig 1982; 3rd edition 2005] by Carl J. Mora

McFarland & Co. 10x7 hardcover [10/2005] for $46.90
Univ CA Press 2nd edition 9x6 pb [2/90] for $18.95
Univ CA Press hardcover [7/82] out of print/used
Mexican National Cinema  "Mexican National Cinema" [2005]
by Andrea Noble

Routledge 9x6 pb [12/2005] for $31.95
Routledge 9¼x6¼ [12/2005] for $135.00
Mexican Movies in the United States  "Mexican Movies In The United States: A History of The Films, Theaters & Audiences, 1920-1960" [2006] by Rogelio Agrasánchez, Jr.; Foreword by Carl J. Mora
McFarland & Co. 9½x7 hardcover [7/2006] for $0.00
Mexico On Film  "Mexico On Film: National Identity & International Relations" [2006]
by Armida de la Garza

Arena Books 9x6 pb [12/2006] for $30.00
Mas! Cine Mexicano Mexican Movie Posters  "¡Mas! Cine Mexicano: Sensational Mexican Movie Posters, 1957-1990" [2007]
by Rogelio Agrasánchez, Jr.

Chronicle Books 10½x8 pb [3/2007] for $13.57
Gringo Guide to Mexican History in Kindle format by William J. Conaway  "A Gringo Guide To Mexican History" for Kindle [2010] by William J. Conaway
A complete history of Mexico from the Indian races until today with lots of antique pictures. (Not really about cinema, but relevant all the same.)
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [9/00] for $9.99
Classical Mexican Cinema book by Charles Ramírez Berg  "The Classical Mexican Cinema: The Poetics of The Exceptional Golden Age Films" [2015] by Charles Ramírez Berg
Kindle Edition from Univ Texas Press [9/2015] for $23.70
Univ Texas Press 10x7 pb [9/2015] for $24.95
Univ Texas Press 10x7 hardcover [9/2015] for $75.00

Books on Foreign Cinema   •   Books on Asian Cinema   •   Books on Canadian Cinema
Books on Chinese Cinema   •   Books on French Cinema
Books on German Cinema   •   Books on Cinema of India   •   Books on Italian Cinema
Books on Japanese Cinema   •   Books on Russian Cinema   •   Books on Cinema of Spain



Filmmakers  of  Mexico

NOTE: Oscar Awards for Best Foreign Language Film are not attributed
by A.M.P.A.S. or IMDb to the director or producer, but to the country of origin.

Foreign Filmmakers   •   Filmmakers of Asia   •   Filmmakers of Canada
Filmmakers of China   •   Filmmakers of France
Filmmakers of Germany   •   Filmmakers of India   •   Filmmakers of Italy
Filmmakers of Japan   •   Filmmakers of Russia   •   Filmmakers of Spain

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won Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for "The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie" [1972]    Magic Lantern's
Luis  Buñuel  [1900-83; Spain/France/Mexico] Page


Alfonso Cuarón
IMDb listingWikipedia


Guillermo del Toro
IMDb listingWikipedia


Miguel M. Delgado [1905-94]
directed 33 of Cantinflas's films, lifetime total of over 100
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miguel_M._Delgado


Emilio 'El Indio' Fernández  [1903-86]
IMDb listingWikipedia


cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa  [1907-97]
IMDb listingofficial websiteWikipedia


Alejandro González Iñárritu
IMDb listingWikipedia


Paul Leduc
IMDb listing • no entry on Wikipedia


cinematographer  Emmanuel Lubezki
IMDb listingWikipedia


Emilio Gómez Muriel  [1910-85]
IMDb listingentry on Wikipedia {empty}

"Redes (The Wave)" [Azteca Films Mexico July 1936, USA April 1937]
Muriel's first film, important for two reasons: Strand's lovely but static cinematography, and the music score
by Silvestre Revueltas; directed by Emilio Gómez Muriel & Fred Zinnemann • credits at IMDb


Juan Bustillo Oro  [1904-89]
IMDb listing • no entry on Wikipedia


Arturo Ripstein  [b. 1943]
IMDb listingWikipedia

ED's Arturo Ripstein fansite

Arturo Ripstein / Colonel movie   "El Coronel No Tiene Quien le Escriba"
aka "No One Writes To The Colonel" [Mexico Sept 1999]

An aged colonel and his ashmatic wife try to survive in a remote village while the Mexican government balks at paying the pension promised to him. Directed by Arturo Ripstein; starring Fernando Luján, Marisa Paredes, Salma Hayek, Rafael Inclán, Ernesto Yáñez & Daniel Giménez Cacho
Maverick Spanish-language color DVD [6/2003] for $12.99
Maverick Spanish-language color VHS [6/2003] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
Gabriel García Márquez / Coronel book  
based on the 1961 novel by Gabriel García Márquez [[1927-2014]
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [2/2005] for $11.01
Harper Perennial 8x5¼ pb [8/79] out of print/many used
book entry at Wikipedia


Marcela Fernández Violante  [b. 1941]
IMDb listingWikipedia {empty}

"The General's Daughter" [1976]



Actors  of  Mexico

Foreign Actors   •   Actors of Asia   •   Actors of Canada   •   Actors of China
Actors of France   •   Actors of Germany   •   Actors of India
Actors of Italy   •   Actors of Japan   •   Actors of Russia   •   Actors of Spain

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Pedro Armendáriz  [1912-63]
IMDb listingWikipedia

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Alfonso Bedoya  [1904-57]
IMDb listingWikipedia

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Cantinflas
[real name Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes; 1911-93]

IMDb listingWikipedia

"Cantinflas" biopic [Kenio/Pantelion/LionsGate Aug 2014]
Cantinflas 2014 biopic  Announced 3/2010 as being directed by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde; biopic of the comic stage actor [1911-93] who became a beloved movie star and a national hero in Mexico. Co-written & directed by Sebastian del Amo; co-written by Edui Tijerina; starring Óscar Jaenada, Michael Imperioli, Ilse Salas, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Gabriela de la Garza, Ana Layevska, Adal Ramones, Bárbara Mori & Rafael Amaya
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb
official movie site (redirects to Facebook in Spanish)
watch official trailers at YouTube: trailer #1 [2:12] partly Englishtrailer #2 [2:24] Spanish-only
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Delores del Rio  [1905-83]

http://www.amazon.com/Invention-Dolores-del-R%C3%ADo/dp/0816634092/

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Maria Félix  [1914-2002]
IMDb listingWikipedia

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Vicente Fernández  [b. 1940]
IMDb listingWikipedia

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Mauricio Garcés  [1926-89]
born Mauricio Féres Yázbek of Lebanese parents; known as 'zorro plateado' (The Silver Fox)
browse Spanish-language DVDs of Mauricio GarcésIMDb listing [1951-88]Wikipedia

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Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez  [1925-2006]
IMDb listingWikipedia

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Salma Hayek
IMDb listingWikipedia

Frida Kahlo Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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actor-singer Pedro Infante  [1917-57]
IMDb listingWikipedia

http://www.amazon.com/Pedro-Infante-leyes-querer-Spanish/dp/9705803714/

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actor-singer Jorge Negrete  [1911-53]
IMDb listingWikipedia

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actress Rosaura Revueltas  [1910-96]
IMDb listing [1950-77]Wikipedia

starred in the only American blacklisted film "Salt of The Earth" [1954]

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actor-singer Javier Solis  [1931-66]
IMDb listingWikipedia

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Ignacio López Tarso
IMDb listingWikipedia

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comedy team Viruta y Capulina [1956-67]
team entry at Wikipedia
Marco Antonio Campos [1919-96]: IMDb listingWikipedia
Gaspar Henaine [1926-2011]: IMDb listingWikipedia

"Angelitos del Trapecio (Little Angels of The Trapeze)" [Mexico Sept 1959] /tt0271964/



Selected  Movies  of  Mexico
{ in chronological order}

Mexico's films have been nominated 7 times for Best Foreign Language Oscar®, with no wins.
list of Mexico's submissions for Oscar consideration

Selected films of:  Asia   •   Canada   •   China   •   France   •   Germany
India   •   Italy   •   Japan   •   Russia   •   Spain

posterazzi blog 'list of 100 Top MX Films' posted July 2009

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"Vamanos con Pancho Villa"  [1936] /tt0027240/
directed by Fernando de Fuentes; based on the novel by Rafael F. Muñoz
Francisco 'Pancho' Villa [1878-1923] of Mexico Page

"Juarez"  [1939]
starring Paul Muni

"Ahi Esta el Detalle"  [1940]

"María Candelaria"  [Mexico Jan 1944]
María Candelaria  Set in the 'floating gardens' of Xochimilco, the tragic tale of a beautiful, outcast Indian girl and the noble peasant who loves her. Co-written & directed by Emilio Fernández; cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa; starring Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, Alberto Galán, Margarita Cortés, Miguel Inclán, Beatriz Ramos, Rafael Icardo & Julio Ahuet; won Cannes Festival Grand Prize & Best Cinematography award
video/DVD not available [!]; full credits from IMDb

"Enamorada"  [1946] /tt0038510/
Co-written & directed by Emilio Fernández; cinematography by Gabriel Figueroa;
starring María Félix, Pedro Armendáriz & Fernando Fernández

"Primero Soy Mexicano"  [Mexico Nov 1950] /tt0262705/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiVhE0zLcC0

"Los Olvidados (The Forgotten Ones)"  [Mexico Nov 1950] /tt0042804/
Directed by Luis Buñuel
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Espaldas Mojadas"  [1953]

"El Vampiro"  [1957]

"Teatro del Crimen (Theater of Crime)"
[Azteca Films Feb 1957]
Teatro del Crimen comedy from Mexico   Filmed in Mexico in Eastmancolor; Spanish with English subtitles; a comedic variation of the familiar tale of the 'Phantom of The Opera'; a Cuban dancer is stalked by a demented madman while headlining a stage production of "Fantasias Mexicanas" • Co-written & directed by Fernando Cortés; adaptation by Fernando Galiana; starring César del Campo, María Antonieta Pons, Manuel Medel, Rafael Banquells, Silvia Pinal, Germán Valdés (Tin Tan) & Luis Aguilar • full credits at IMDb
Region 1 color DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
Vive Mexico! imported Regions 1 & 4 color DVD [undated] for $10.00
double feature DVD - with "Detectives o Ladrones (Detectives or Robbers)" b&w comedy [1967]
LionsGate Nuestro Cine Clasico DVD [4/2008] for $7.93

"Las Coronelas (The Colonels)" [Cinematográfica Coloso July 1959]
Las Coronelas (The Colonels) 1959 comedy film from Mexico  When an Army general comes to a village and demands tribute, one man who has no money offers instead his two sons, which the general agrees to adopt and train to become officers; but the general is unaware that the babies are both girls . . .
Produced & co-written by Luis Manrique; directed by Rafael Baledón; co-written by Fernando Galiana; starring Antonio Badú, Martha Roth, Lorena Goubad, Rodolfo Landa, D. Andrés Soler, Óscar Pulido, Eulalio 'Piporro' González, Pedro de Aguillón, Pascual García Peña, Emma Roldán, Guillermo Cramer, Pancho Córdova, Luis Alonso 'Flecos Bill' Murillo, José Pulido, Guillermo Álvarez Bianchi, José Muñoz, Josefina Leiner, Velia Pintor
Region 1 & 4 import b&w DVD [undated] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbwatch full movie [12/2015 upload; 1:27:49] online at YouTube

"Macario" [Mexico June 1960, USA Sept 1961]
Macario video   A medieval morality play, set in 18th Century Mexico, and one of the finest examples of Mexican cinema. • Co-written & directed by Roberto Gavaldón; co-written by Emilio Carballido, based on a story by B. Traven; starring Ignacio López Tarso, Pina Pellicer, Enrique Lucero, Mario Alberto Rodríguez, José Gálvez & José Luis Jiménez; Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
Hannover color DVD [12/2003] for $13.46
Connoisseur/Meridian VHS w/English subtitles [1/90] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb

"Viridiana" [1961] Directed by Luis Buñuel
http://www.amazon.com/Viridiana-Script-Director-Luis-Bunuel/dp/0435070150/
based upon "Halma" 1895 novel by Benito Pérez Galdós [1843-1920]
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"The Exterminating Angel (El Ángel Exterminador)" [1962]
Directed by Luis Buñuel
http://www.amazon.com/Exterminating-Angel-Green-Integer-Bunuel/dp/1931243360/
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Simón del Desierto (Simon of The Desert)" [Mexico Dec 1965, USA Feb 1969]
Directed by Luis Buñuel
CineMexicano movie fanpage {in Spanish}

"Tiempo de Morir (Time To Die)"
[Alameda Films Mexico Aug 1966, USA Sept 2017]
Tiempo de Morir / Time To Die Mexican neo-Western - white poster  Tiempo de Morir / Time To Die Mexican neo-Western - dark poster  One of the earliest examples of New Mexican Cinema, a classic Mexican 'neo-Western', and one of the most accomplished Mexican films from the 1960s; the 2017 theatrical release is a 2k digital restoration from an original 35mm negative. After serving 18 years in prison for murder, Juan Sáyago returns to his hometown to rebuild the life that he was denied with his long-ago lover, Mariana; but the victim's sons have sworn to avenge the murder of their father • Produced by Alfredo Ripstein, Jr. & César Santos Galindo; directed by Arturo Ripstein; written by Nobel Prize-winner Gabriel García Márquez & novelist Carlos Fuentes; starring Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Marga López, Enrique Rocha, Alfredo Leal, Blanca Sánchez, Tito Junco, Carlos Jordán, Arturo Martínez, Quintín Bulnes, Miguel Macía, Hortensia Santoveña, Carolina Barret, Manuel Dondé, Claudio Isaac, Leonardo Castro, Cecilia Leger, Luz María Velázquez, Adolfo Lara, Alfredo Chavira; won the 1967 Silver Goddess Best Film Award from Mexican Cinema Journalists
Region 1 & 4 import b&w DVD with English subtitles [undated] out of prodn/scarce
full credits at IMDbofficial movie websitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official Spanish-language trailer [2:27] online at YouTube
watch full Spanish-language (no subtitles) movie [1:28:16] online at YouTube

"Tiempo de Morir" TV series [R.T.I. Televisión Colombia 1984]
Directed by & co-written by Jorge Alí Triana; co-written by Eligio García; based on the original story by Carlos Fuentes & Gabriel García Márquez; starring Gustavo Angarita,
María Eugenia Dávila, Sebastián Ospina, Jorge Emilio Salazar, Santiago García, Carlos Barbosa, Alfredo Gonzalez, Lina Botero, Mónica Silva, Edgardo Román, Lucy Martínez,
Héctor Rivas, Luis García Chiappe, Jorge Adolfo Ruiz, Antonio Meza • full credits at IMDb

"Tiempo de Morir" color feature remake [Colombia 1985]
Tiempo de Morir 1985 remake  Directed by Jorge Alí Triana; based on the original screenplay by Carlos Fuentes & Gabriel García Márquez; starring Gustavo Angarita, Sebastián Ospina, Jorge Emilio Salazar, María Eugenia Dávila, Lina Botero, Enrique Almirante, Carlos Barbosa, Mónica Silva, Héctor Rivas, Luis Chiape, Reynaldo Miravalles, Lucy Martínez, Edgardo Román, Nelly Moreno, Patricia Bonilla
Region 1 VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch full Spanish-language (no subtitles) movie [5/2016 upload; 1:37:39] online at YouTube

"Pedro  Páramo"  [Mexico Jan 1967]
Pedro Páramo 50th anniversary   A young man seeks his father and the inheritance stolen from his mother. Arriving at the town, he finds it in ruins, and ghosts tell him how that came to be. The classic novel of magical realism is enhanced by the superb direction and cinematography. Directed by Carlos Velo; cinema-tography by Gabriel Figueroa; starring John Gavin, Jorge Rivero, Ignacio López Tarso, Pilar Pellicer, Narciso Busquets, Julissa, Augusto Benedico, Beatriz Sheridan, Graciela Doring, Roberto Cañedo, Carlos Fernández, Alfonso Arau & Claudia Millán
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb
Juan Rulfo novel Pedro Páramo  
based on the 1955 novel by Juan Rulfo [1917-86]
translation by Margaret Sayers Peden: Grove Press 8x5 pb [3/94] for $10.40
Univ TX Press 10¼x8½ hardcover [11/2002] for $26.80
Spanish-language edition: Catedra mass pb [1/2006] for $10.39
Spanish-language edition: Anagrama 7x4¾ pb [11/2003] for $14.90
Juan Rulfo fansite at Club Cultura

"Qué  Viva  México !" reconstruction
[Russia/Mosfilm Aug 1979, USA Nov 1979]
¡Que viva Mexico! DVD set  Directed in Mexico by Sergei M. Eisenstein [1898-1948] from 1930 to 1932; 1979 version edited in Moscow by co-director Grigori Aleksandrov; narration by Sergei Bondarchuk; the DVD includes the Eisenstein shorts "Romance Sentimentale" [1930] and "Misery and Fortune of Woman" [1930]
Kino Video b&w subtitled DVD [4/2001] for $26.99
Kino Video b&w VHS [6/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Red Bells (Krasnye Kolokola)"
Chinese cover for DVD of Red Bells / Krasnye Kolokola  "Part I: Mexico On Fire" [Russia/Mosfilm 1982]
American journalist John Reed's description of the beginnings of the revolution in Mexico, circa 1913.
135-minute film co-written & directed by Sergei Bondarchuk; based on the 1919 book "Ten Days That Shook The World" by John Reed [1887-1920]; starring Franco Nero {as John Reed}, Ursula Andress {as Mabel Dodge, Jorge Luke {as Emiliano Zapata}, Blanca Guerra, Heraclio Zepeda & Jorge Reynoso {as Pancho Villa}; won Crystal Globe Award at Karlovy Vary Film Festival
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
"Part II" [Russia/Mosfilm 1983]
American journalist John Reed's description of the beginnings of the revolution in Russia, 1917-18.
139-minute film co-written & directed by Sergei Bondarchuk; based on the 1919 book "Ten Days That Shook The World" by John Reed [1887-1920]; starring Franco Nero {as John Reed}, Sydne Rome, Olegar Fedoro
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Frida" [Miramax/Lions Gate Oct 2002]
Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo  Directed by Julie Taymor; Oscar nominations for Best Actress
(Salma Hayek), 5 others {won 2}, won 1 of 4 BAFTA noms

DVDs & videos, posters, books and more on
Frida Kahlo Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

"Once Upon A Time In Mexico"
[Columbia Sept 2003]
Once Upon A Time In Mexico poster   A psychotic C.I.A. agent recruits El Mariachi to kill the assassin who murdered his wife & child, which leads to preventing the assassination of Mexico's President. Co-produced, written, directed, cinematography & music by Robert Rodriguez; starring Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Ruben Blades, Mickey Rourke, Eva Mendes, Danny Trejo, Enrique Iglesias, Marco Leonardi, Cheech Marin, Rubén Blades, Gerardo Vigil & Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
Sony widescreen color DVD [1/2004] for $9.49
Sony color VHS [4/2004] out of prodn/used
Milan Records soundtrack CD [9/2003] for $14.99
full credits from IMDbSony official film site

"El Sicario (Hit Man): Room 164" docufilm [indep 2010]
El Sicario (Hit Man): Room 164 poster  The fat man in Room 164 tells of his 20 years as a hired killer for the drug lords of Northern Mexico; he wears a black veil for disguise, and after quitting his career had a price of $250,000 put on his head. Co-produced, written & directed by Gianfranco Rosi; postscript to a Harper's magazine article by Charles Bowden
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • credits at IMDb
El Sicario, Autobiography of a Mexican Assassin book edited by Molly Molloy & Charles Bowden  "El Sicario: The Autobiography of A Mexican Assassin" [2011]
Edited, transcribed & translated by Molly Molloy; edited by Charles Bowden

The Nation Books 8¼x5½ pb [5/2011] for $10.87

"Saving Private Perez (Salvando al Soldado Pérez)"
[Videocine Mexico March 2011, Pantelion/LionsGate USA Sept 2011]
Saving Private Perez / Salvando al Soldado Pérez poster in Spanish  Major hit in Mexico, an action-comedy; a Mexican drug cartel boss is forced by his mother to rescue his kidnapped little brother – a soldier in Iraq. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Beto Gómez; co-written by Francisco Payó González; starring Miguel Rodarte, Adal Ramones, Jaime Camil, Jesús Ochoa, Gerardo Taracena, Joaquín Cosio, Isela Vega, Rodrigo Oviedo & Marius Biegai
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbmovie site in Englishmovie site en Español

"8 Murders A Day" documentary film [indep Oct 2011]
'Eight Murders A Day' documentary film by Charlie Minn  An investigation of the political, social, and economic forces that have left tens of thousands of innocent Mexicans dead in the border drug turf wars, "perhaps the greatest human rights disaster in the world" – terrorism happening 10 feet from the U.S.A.
Produced, co-written & directed by Charlie Minn
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Hecho en China" [Mexico 2012]
Hecho en China movie from Mexico  On his 50th birthday, Marcos receives an invitation to the wedding of the only woman he ever loved, from thirty years prior. He examines his life - local gangsters want his restaurant, his failed career as a writer - and decides to speed across the country to attend the event. Co-produced, written & directed by Gabriel Guzmán; starring Odiseo Bichir, Victor Hernandez, Carlos Cobos, Eduardo España, Claudia Ramírez, Mario Zaragoza, Omar Fierro, Norma Angélica, Taka, David Colorado
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

"Cristiada" [Fox Mexico April 2012]
"For Greater Glory" [A.R.C. USA June 2012]
Backed by the Rosicrucian movement; touted as the largest-ever Mexican-produced film, this historical epic centers on the 1926-29 Cristeros war, a rebellion after the post-Revolution government’s actions to remove the influence of the Catholic Church and to secularize Mexico. Produced by Pablo Jose Barroso; co-written & directed by Dean Wright; co-written by Michael James Love; cast includes Andy Garcia, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Peter O’Toole, Eva Longoria Parker, Bruce Greenwood, Oscar Isaac, Santiago Cabrera, Ruben Blades & Nestor Cabonell
ARC Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [8/00] 2 disks for $6.67
ARC Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2012] for $20.99
ARC Ent. widescreen color DVD [9/2012] for $6.01
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site {shut down}

"Hecho en México (Made In Mexico)"
[Videocine Mexico Sept 2012, Pantelion USA Nov 2012]
Hecho en México / Made In Mexico 2012 movie  98-minute Spanish-language documentary about some of contemporary Mexico's artists and performers, including Rubén Albarrán, Sergio Arau, El Venado Azul, Daniel Jimenez Cacho, Oscar D'León, De la Banda Bastön, Meme Del Real, Alejandro Fernández, Natalia Lafourcade, Diego Luna y Juan Villoro Co-produced & directed by Duncan Bridgeman
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie sites: in English or en Español

"Mariachi Gringo" [Mexico March 2013]
Mariachi Gringo musical feature from Mexico  This musical drama pulled off a big upset at the Guadalajara Film Festival in March, winning not only Best Mexican Feature but also Best Actress for Martha Higareda; a young man in stifling small-town America runs away to Mexico to become a mariachi singer Co-produced & directed by Tom Gustafson; co-produced & written by Cory James Krueckeberg; starring Shawn Ashmore, Martha Higareda, Lila Downs, Kate Burton, Adriana Barraza, Fernando Becerril, Tom Wopat, Yareli Arizmendi, Deanna Dunagan & Teresa Ruiz
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Nosotros los Nobles (Ourselves The Nobles)"
[Warner Bros. March 2013]
Nosotros los Nobles comedy hit film  Broke box-office records in Mexico; during a heart-attack scare, a widowed millionaire realizes that his three children are unfit to make it in the world on their own; so he tells them that he has lost his fortune and they all move into grandfather's house in the barrio . . . Co-produced by former Warner Bros. exec Leonardo Zimbron; co-produced, co-written & directed by Gary Alazraki; starring Gonzalo Vega, Karla Souza, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Juan Pablo Gil, Ianis Guerrero, Carlos Gascón, Quetzalli Cortés, Mario Haddad & Alberto Zeni
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch trailer in Spanish [1:39] at YouTube

"Chavez" [Mexico March 2014]
Announced 3/2010: Larry Meli and screenwriter Keir Pearson ("Hotel Rwanda") are producing an as-yet-untitled
César E. Chávez biopic for Diego Luna’s Mexico-based Canana Films. Announced 3/2012: Michael Pena has signed for
the title role of the 60s-70s’ Mexican-American social activist, which will focus on Chávez’s leadership of the largest
non-violent protest in U.S. history; English-language movie to be filmed in Sonora, Mexico • latest info at IMDb

"Conquest" TV series [Showtime 2013?]
Announced 8/2012: Ron Howard will direct the script by José Rivera that tells of Spanish conquistador
Hernan Cortes and his clash with Moctezuma II, the last ruler of the Aztec empire • still not listed at IMDb (8/2013)

"Eisenstein In Guanajuato" [Submarine NL 2015]
Eisenstein In Guanajuato by Peter Greenaway  Biofilm by British director Peter Greenaway about Sergei Eisenstein's stay in Mexico back in 1930; announced 7/2012 with intention to shoot in Mexico during November & December, release in 2013
Written & directed by Peter Greenaway; cinematography by Reinier van Brummelen; starring Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen, Stelio Savante, Rasmus Slätis, Jakob Öhrman, Alan Del Castillo & Raino Ranta
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
latest info at IMDbproducer's movie pagewatch official trailer [1:42] online at Vimeo

"Chavela: Trailblazer, Rebel & Icon" [Music Box Films Oct 2017]  10/2017
Chavela Vargas 2017 biopic  Costa Rica-born Chavela Vargas [1919-2012] was famous in Mexico and the United States and in Europe for singing the rancheras ballads that were traditionally sung by men; she was muse/mentor to Spanish movie director Pedro Almodóvar and an influence on many other artists • Co-produced & co-directed by Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi; featuring Miguel Bosé, Pedro Almodóvar, Elena Benarroch, Alicia Elena, Pérez Duarte y Noroña, Liliana Felipe, Patria Jiménez Flores, Laura García-Lorca, Martirio Gira, Mariana Gyalui, José Alfredo Jiménez Jr., Eugenia León, Diana Ortega, Tlany Ortega, Tania Libertad, Jesusa Rodríguez, Marcela Rodríguez, Betty-Carol Sellen, with archive footage of Chavela Vargas
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitewatch 9/2017 official trailer [2:07] at YouTube
Chavela Vargas entry at Wikipediabrowse Chavela Vargas albums on CD {returns 120+ titles} at Amazon



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