Film Festival in Guadalajara will look for films in Cannes

A delegation from the International Film Festival in Guadalajara (FICG) will be present at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival, to boost Mexican productions and begin negotiations and agreements so that the best of the national and international cinema will reach the capital of Jalisco.

The meeting with film agents, to be held from May 16 to 23 at the Marché du Film, the most important business center of the film worldwide, also seeks to strengthen and establish new links with industry members interested in promoting the Ibero-American cinema.

In addition to promoting the work of Guadalajara at the international level, a selection of films that can be exhibited at the FICG Cinematheque of the University of Guadalajara during 2019 and at the FICG 35 will be screened, which will take place from March 13 to 20, 2020.

The delegation includes the director of Industry and Market, Angelica Lares; and to the directors of Programming (Special Screenings and Documentary), Esmeralda Vivas and Rodolfo Castillo-Morales, who will meet with distributors and filmmakers for a week.

The Charro de Toluquilla premieres in Guadalajara

On the other hand, the FICG Cineteca of UdeG announced that, in its Sala Guillermo del Toro, the El Charro de Toluquilla film will be released, which will be screened from April 25 to 28.

In addition, Sunday 28 will have a special outdoor exhibition on the Bicentennial Screen of the Agora Jenkins.

This film by director José Villalobos was awarded the Audience Award and Best Ibero-American Documentary at the 31st edition of the International Film Festival in Guadalajara said a statement.

The central character of El Charro de Toluquilla lives among women and canteens, a lifestyle that she admires for the characters of the golden age of Mexican cinema, however, she contracts HIV so she must decide between maintaining her habits or taking care of her daughter, who was born free of the virus.

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