Glasgow Film Festival 2009

The most exciting new features and documentaries from Mexico's hottest new directors.

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Blue Eyelids and My Life Inside
Blue Eyelids (Párpados azules) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2007; Director: Ernesto Contreras; Writer: Ernesto Contreras; Stars: Cecilia Suárez, Enrique Arreola, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Tiaré Scanda, Luisa Huertas), Official Site
A pair of lonely people come together in offbeat romance.
Burn The Bridges (Quemar Las Naves) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2007; Director: Francisco Franco; Writer: Francisco Franco, María Renée Prudencio; Stars: Irene Azuela, Angel Onésimo Nevares, Claudette Maillé)
A woman caring for her ailing mother develops a crush on her teenage brother.
The Desert Within (Desierto adentro) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2008; Director: Rodrigo Plá; Writer: Rodrigo Plá, Laura Santullo; Stars: Mario Zaragoza, Diego Cataño, Memo Dorantes)
Paternal affection takes a twisted turn in this epic take on devotion and indoctrination set during the religious purges that followed the 1928 Mexican Revolution.
Drama/Mex (Country: Mexico; Year: 2006; Director: Gerardo Naranjo; Writer: Gerardo Naranjo; Stars: Fernando Becerril, Juan Pablo Castaneda, Diana Garcia, Martha Claudia Moreno, Miriana Moro, Emilio Valdés)
A young couple's relationship is disturbed by the unexpected appearance of an ex lover.
The Infinite Border (La Frontera Infinita) (Country: Mexico; Director: Juan Manuel Sepulveda; Writer: Juan Manuel Sepulveda)
Documentary following the experiences of Mexicans desperate to cross the border into the US.
Lake Tahoe (Country: Mexico; Year: 2008; Director: Fernando Eimbcke; Writer: Fernando Eimbcke, Paula Markovitch; Stars: Diego Cataño, Hector Herrera, Daniela Valentine, Juan Carlos Lara II, Yemil Sefani)
After a teenager crashes his car, he goes in search of help, revealing trauma in his life along the way.
Los Ladrones Viejos (Los Ladrones Viejos. Las Leyendas Del Artegio) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2007; Director: Everardo González; Writer: Everardo González)
Documentary about a famous thief and the secret service agent who pursued him.
My Life Inside (Mi Vida Dentro) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2007; Director: Lucía Gajá; Writer: Lucía Gajá; Stars: Rosa Estela Olvera)
Documentarian tracks an illegal Mexican immigrant as she is tried for murder.
My Mexican Shivah (Country: Mexico, US; Director: Alejandro Springall; Writer: Jorge Goldenberg, Alejandro Springall; Stars: Blanca Guerra, Martha Roth, Sergio Kleiner, Guillermo Murray, Martin LaSalle, Raquel Pankowsky, David Ostrosky, Emilio Savinni)
As a family sit Shivah over the body of their patriarch, two spirits vie for his soul.
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