Two Mexican films to compete in Toronto

"La camarista," by Lila Aviles, and "Museo," by Alonso Ruizpalacios will compete in this year's TIFF

Two Mexican films to compete in Toronto Film Festival
Discovery is the section of the festival in which films from emerging filmmakers from all over the world participate - Photo: Taken from the official trailer of Alonso Ruizpalacios' "Museo"
English 24/08/2018 14:29 Newsroom & Agencies Mexico City Notimex & TIFF Actualizada 14:29
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"La camarista," the first film by the Mexican Lila Aviles, was selected to participate in the 43rd edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, in which she will compete in the Discovery category.

Discovery is the section of the festival in which films from emerging filmmakers from all over the world participate. It is considered the most outstanding program, since many of these films will have their world premiere.

With topics ranging from claustrophobic family drama to portraits of small rural communities, including the discovery of adolescent sexuality and LGBT+ issues, Discovery keeps up with its name.

Lila Aviles' film focuses on Eve, a young maid who works in one of the most luxurious hotels in Mexico City; her long and laborious days make her unable to take care of her son while she works, but she is convinced that her situation will improve when she is promoted to another position.

The woman transforms her solitary life into her main strength, rediscovering her own identity from the belongings and absences she finds in each room she cleans.

"It is a great pride that Toronto has chosen my film to compete in the Discovery section. It is a project that I have been working on for a long time and that has had the fortune of reaching a very good position for its premiere," the director said in a statement.

Another Mexican film to compete in TIFF will be Alonso Ruizpalacios’ new movie: “Museo,” which follows two friends living in Mexico City who flawlessly execute a heist of Mayan artifacts from the National Museum of Anthropology.

Alonso Ruizpalacios gained world recognition with his debut long-feature film “Güeros,” which introduced a new visual style, signalling a fresh new voice in Mexican Cinema.

“Museo” has already won the Silver Berlin Bear for best screenplay at the Berlin International Film Festival and it features Gael García Bernal, a Mexican film actor and director known for his performances in Almodóvar’s “Bad Education,” and “Amores perros,” by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Considered one of the most important festivals in the world, Toronto International Film Festival will carry out its edition this year from September 6 to 16.

You may consult TIFF’s official movie list for this year on their website.


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