Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015

A selection of new and classic films from the country. Shorts in the showcase Mirroring Mexico are noted in italics.

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Santa Sangre Santa Sangre
Santa Sangre and All Of Me
600 Miles (600 Millas) (Country: Mexico, US; Year: 2015; Director: Gabriel Ripstein; Writer: Gabriel Ripstein, Issa López; Stars: Tim Roth, Kristyan Ferrer, Aurora Herrington-Auerbach, Monica del Carmen, Craig Hensley, Noé Hernández, Harris Kendall, Greg Lutz, Tad Sallee, Julian Sedgwick, Harrison Thomas, Antonella Cassia, Justice Lee, Rick L. Lobato, Ken Lownds)
A federal agent is kidnapped while he is trying to track a weapons cartel.
UK premiere.
All Of Me (Llévate mis amores) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Arturo González Villaseñor)
Every day since 1995, a determined group of women have been using all their resources to feed hundreds of migrants passing through La Patrona, a small village in Central Mexico.
UK premiere.
Ballad Of The Living Dead (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: César Villareal Montemayor; Writer: César Villareal Montemayor)
Tale of a frustrated TV salesman.
Mirroring Mexico
The Beginning Of Time (El comienzo del tiempo) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Bernardo Arellano; Writer: Bernardo Arellano; Stars: Francisco Barreiro, José Sefami)
A couple in the 90s struggle to survive after their pensions are suspended.
UK premiere.
Bingo (Country: Mexico; Year: 2015; Director: Andr̩és Borda ; Writer: Andr̩és Borda )
Mirroring Mexico
Eldest Brother Eldest Brother
Eldest Brother and A Separate Wind
Cipriana (Country: France, Mexico; Year: 2015; Director: Maruani Landa; Writer: Maruani Landa, Landa Maruani; Stars: Juliana Bao)
Story of a young, bullied girl.
Mirroring Mexico
The Dance Of The Memory (La danza del hipocampo) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Gabriela Domínguez Ruvalcaba; Writer: Carlo Roberto Corea Pacheco, Gabriela Domínguez Ruvalcaba)
Documentary considers the notion of memory.
European premiere.
Eldest Brother (Bankilal) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Maria Doolores, Arias Martinez)
Documentary about the Tzotsil community in Chiapas.
UK premiere.
I Stay With You (Me quedo contigo) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Artemio Narro; Writer: Artemio Narro; Stars: Anajosé Aldrete Echevarria, Iván Arana, Beatriz Arjona, Ximena Gonzalez-Rubio, Flor Eduarda Gurrola, Diego Luna, José María de Tavira)
When a woman travels to Mexico City to be with her boyfriend, she hooks up with some of his friends... but the trip brings more than she bargains for.
UK premiere.
The Letter (La Carta) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Ángeles Cruz)
Mirroring Mexico
I Stay With You I Stay With You
I Stay With You and Macario
Macario (Country: Mexico; Year: 1960; Director: Roberto Gavaldón; Writer: B. Traven, Emilio Carballido, Roberto Gavaldón; Stars: Ignacio López Tarso, Pina Pellicer, Enrique Lucero, Mario Alberto Rodríguez, José Gálvez, José Luis Jiménez, Eduardo Fajardo, Consuelo Frank, José Dupeyrón, Celia Tejeda, Pepé Marionetas y sus, Luis Aceves Castañeda, Miguel Arenas, Alfredo Wally Barrón, Queta Carrasco)
A peasant is befriended by 'Death' and given a water that can heal any disease... but his new powers attract unwanted attention.
María Candelaria (Xochimilco) (Country: Mexico; Year: 1944; Director: Emilio Fernández; Writer: Emilio Fernández, Mauricio Magdaleno; Stars: Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, Alberto Galán, Margarita Cortés, Miguel Inclán, Beatriz Ramos, Rafael Icardo, Julio Ahuet, Lupe del Castillo, Lupe Inclán, Salvador Quiroz, Nieves, Elda Loza, Lupe Garnica, Alfonso Jiménez)
A young woman faces prejudice because her mother was a prostitute.
The Obscure Spring (Las oscuras primaveras) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Ernesto Contreras; Writer: Carlos Contreras; Stars: Cecilia Suárez, Armando Hernández, José María Yazpik, Irene Azuela, Fernando Becerril, Flavio Medina, Margarita Sanz, Marianna Burelli, Paulo Galindo, Emilio Merritt, Lucía Uribe, Enrique Rangel, Hayden Meyenberg, Zaili Sofia Macias)
An unhappily married man and a single mother find their lust for one another leads to upheaval.
UK premiere.
Poison For The Fairies (Country: Mexico; Year: 1986; Director: Carlos Enrique Taboada; Writer: Carlos Enrique Taboada, Carlos Enrique Taboada; Stars: Ana Patricia Rojo, Elsa María Gutiérrez, Leonor Llausás, Carmen Stein, María Santander, Ernesto Schwartz, Rocío Lazcano, Blanca Lidia Muñoz, Sergio Bustamante, Lilia Aragón, Hilda Pérez Carbajal, Marcela Páez, Araceli de León, Patricia Acevedo, Laura Almela)
A young girl convinces her classmate that she is a witch... a game which gradually becomes violent.
Ramona (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Giovanna Zacarías, Giovanna Zacarías; Writer: Ana Diaz Sesma, Giovanna Zacarías, Giovanna Zacarías; Stars: Columba Domínguez, Gerardo Taracena, Angeles Cruz, Monica del Carmen, Gustavo Terrazas, Xochiquetzal Rodríguez, Mayahuel del Monte)
When a woman announces she is going to die, her neighbours start to give her messages for the dead.
Mirroring Mexico
The Dance Of The Memory The Dance Of The Memory
The Dance Of The Memory and María Candelaria
Santa Sangre (Country: Mexico, Italy; Year: 1989; Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky; Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Roberto Leoni; Stars: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou, Sabrina Dennison)
Upon leaving a psychiatric hospital, a young man becomes the arms of his mother, whose own were cut off by his philandering father, as she embarks on a campaign of holy retribution.
A Separate Wind (Viento Aparte) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Alejandro Gerber Bicecci; Writer: Alejandro Gerber Bicecci; Stars: Mario Balandra, Valentina Buzzurro, Margarita Chavarría, Sebastián Cobos, Desiderio Däxuni, Alberto Lomnitz, Miguel Ángel López, Úrsula Pruneda, Pamela Samaniego, Tomihuatzi Xelhuantzin, Antonio Zúñiga)
A young brother and sister have to trek across Mexico after their mum suffers a stroke.
UK premiere.
The Solitude Of Memory (¿Por qué el recuerdo?) (Country: Mexico, US; Year: 2014; Director: Juan Pablo González; Stars: José Bolaños, Jesús Bolaños)
Mirroring Mexico
La Tirisia (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Jorge Pérez Solano)
When two village women become pregnant by the same man, every available choice seems to lead to sorrow.
UK premiere.
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