Mexican Film Party attended by over 300,000 people

Over 300,000 people enjoyed Mexican classics in movie theaters

Mexican Film Party attended by over 300,000 people
Arrancame la vida was one of the screened movies – Photo: File Photo/EL UNIVERSAL
English 17/09/2018 14:26 Notimex Mexico City Actualizada 14:29

The first edition of the Mexican Film Festival, which aimed to bring the Mexican public closer to national cinematography, and it recorded an audience of over 300,00 people.

After screening selected movies from September 7 to 13, indifferent movie theaters in Mexico, it was reported that about 65% of the attendees went to see the Mexican movies.

A ti te quería encontrar”, by Javier Colinas; “Cuando los hijos regresan”, Hugo Lara; “El habitante”, Guillermo Amoedo, “Hazlo como hombre”, Nicolás López; “La boda de Valentina”, Marco Polo Constandse; “La leyenda del Charro Negro”, Alberto Rodríguez; “La región salvaje”, Amat Escalante; and “Más sabe el diablo por viejo”, José Bojórquez, “Prometo no enamorarme”, de Alejandro Sugich; “Sueño en otro idioma”, Ernesto Contreras, “Ya veremos”, Pedro Pablo Ibarra y los reestrenos clásicos: “Rojo amanecer”, Jorge Fons, “El lugar sin límites”, Arturo Ripstein, “Arráncame la vida”, Roberto Sneider, and “Dos tipos de cuidado”, Ismael Rodríguez, were some of the films screened.

"The Mexican audience is eager to have the opportunity to watch the classics, as well as contemporary films," said Tabata Vilar, Director General of the National Chamber of the Cinematographic Industry (Canacine).

"Dos tipos de cuidado" was the most watched movie at the festival, as it was watched by 44,000 people.

The Mexican Film Festival sold the tickets at MXN $20 pesos.

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