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Revolución Details

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Ten Mexican filmmakers consider their nation on the centennial of the revolution in this anthology feature. For Revolucion, ten directors were asked to each contribute a ten minute film that in some way dealt with Mexico, its people, its national character and the legacy of the revolution. Actor Gael García Bernal directed Lucio, in which a young boy who is practicing the flag salute for school is confronted by his irreverent brother and must consider his views on patriotism and faith. Mariana Chenillo's La Tienda de Raya (aka The Estate Store) concerns a woman working for a discount store that pays her in company script rather than cash, making it even harder to climb out of poverty. Fernando Eimbcke directed La Bienvenida (aka The Welcome), in which a small town musician patiently waits for his opportunity to perform for a visiting dignitary. Two children come to the rescue of a priest tied to a tree in El Cura Nicolas Colgado (aka The Hanging Priest), a surreal episode by Amat Escalante. Rodrigo García's La 7th y Alvarado (aka At 7th and Alvarado) is an impressionistic piece in which the revolutionaries who fought for freedom and justice in Mexico pay a visit to modern day Los Angeles. Diego Luna's Pacifico tells the story of a man who takes some time off from his family only to discover how much they mean to him. A man trying to get medical help for his injured friend is forced to take desperate action in Gerardo Naranjo's R-100. Rodrigo Plá's 30/30 follows an elderly relative of Pancho Villa who is invited to a public celebration of the revolution but doesn't get the reception he expects. Este Es Mi Reino (aka This Is My Kingdom) by Carlos Reygadas observes a curiously aggressive holiday celebration in which natives and American visitors go on a tear while the community's poor look on. And in Lindo y Querido (aka Beautiful and Beloved) from Patricia Riggen, a family of Mexican expatriates living in America head home to honor an elder's final request. Revolucion received its world premiere at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Crew

Gael García Bernal
Director
Rodrigo García
Director
Fernando Eimbcke
Director
Mariana Chenillo
Director
Carlos Reygadas
Director
Amat Escalante
Director
Patricia Riggen
Director
Diego Luna
Director
Gerardo Naranjo
Director
Pablo Cruz
Producer
Laura Santullo
Screenwriter
Gerardo Naranjo
Screenwriter
Diego Luna
Screenwriter
Patricia Riggen
Screenwriter
Amat Escalante
Screenwriter
Carlos Reygadas
Screenwriter
Mariana Chenillo
Screenwriter
Fernando Eimbcke
Screenwriter
Lula Carvalho
Cinematographer
Geronimo Denti
Cinematographer
Lorenzo Hagerman
Cinematographer
Amat Escalante
Cinematographer
Jaime Romandia
Cinematographer
Emiliano Villanueva
Cinematographer
Patrick Murguia
Cinematographer
Gerardo Naranjo
Cinematographer
Pedro González Rubio
Cinematographer
Laura Santullo
Editor
Gerardo Naranjo
Editor
Mariana Rodríguez
Editor
Miguel Schverdfinger
Editor
Carlos Reygadas
Editor
Mauricio Katz
Editor
Gael García Bernal
Co-producer
Diego Luna
Co-producer
Diego Luna
Associate Producer
Gael García Bernal
Associate Producer
Geminiano Pineda
Executive Producer
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