MEXICO AHORA, 2020
1hr 34min MEXICO / SPAIN
Dir. Fernanda Valadez
Cast: Mercedes Hernández, David Illescas, Juan Jesús Varela, Ana Laura Rodríguez, Laura Elena Ibarra, Xicoténcatl Ulloa
GUION: Fernanda Valadez, Astrid Rondero
The most awarded Mexican film of the last few years is a devastating meditation on the effects of violence on society from the point of a mother desperately searching for her child. Middle-aged Magdalena has lost contact with her son. The young man was on his way to the U.S. border with a friend, hoping to cross and find work. As the number of disappeared individuals in Mexico grows every day, everything points to the worst-case scenario, but Magdalena needs to be certain of whether her son is dead or alive. With the determination and courage that only a mother can muster, she embarks on a treacherous journey to find answers in dangerous places with the help Miguel, a young man deported from the U.S. and who’s on his way to his hometown. Anchored on an incredible performance by Mercedes Hernandez, this unforgettable look into the darkest corners of a country in crisis is sure to leave audiences breathless.
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