21 | MAY | 2019
Gael García Bernal stars in 'Desierto' (Photo: Archive)

Mexico rises to prominence in Toronto Film Festival

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'Desierto' by Jonás Cuarón will be presented in the festival

The Toronto International Film Festival will open its 40 edition with the world premiere of "Demolition," the new movie by Canadian director Jean-Marc Vallee, in an event with the prominent participation of movies from Chile and Mexico, according to the organizers.

"Demolition," starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts, follows a successful banker, distressed by the death of his wife in a car accident.

Chilean movie "El Club," by director Pablo Larraín, will be premiered in Toronto after its successful performance in Berlin, where it won the Silver Bear Jury Award. "El Club" is centered on four priests in a fishing community, whose tranquil existence ends with the arrival or another priest, accused by a vagrant of having sex with him. The accused priest commits suicide and a Jesuit investigator comes to question his colleagues.

Mexican movie "Desierto," by director Jonás Cuarón, son of Alfonso Cuarón, is starred by Gael García Bernal and will be also premiered at the festival.

The thriller presents the story of a group of migrants trying to enter the US while being hunted by a character played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the Sonora desert.

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