Revolución (image 1)

Revolución casts a colourful eye on a country bursting with social contradictions and bold cinematic talent.

Los Angeles Film Festival

Screened as part of NZIFF 2010

Revolución 2010

Directed by Fernando Eimbcke, Patricia Riggen, Gael García Bernal, Amat Escalante, Carlos Reygadas, Mariana Chenillo, Gerardo Naranjo, Rodrigo Plá, Diego Luna, Rodrigo García

An omnibus film celebrating the centenary of the Mexican revolution. “A magnificent crash course in the who’s who of contemporary Mexican directors.” — Hollywood Reporter

Mexico In Spanish with English subtitles
100 minutes

Producer

Pablo Cruz

Screenplay

Fernando Eimbcke
,
Patricia Riggen
,
Jorge Riggen
,
Gael García Bernal
,
Amat Escalante
,
Carlos Reygadas
,
Mariana Chenillo
,
Gerardo Naranjo
,
Mauricio Katz
,
Laura Santullo
,
Carlos Lomas
,
Diego Luna
,
Gabriel Nuncio
,
Rodrigo García

With

Ansberto Flores López
,
José del Rosario
,
Adriana Barraza
,
Carmen Corral
,
Aldo Carpintero Bernal
,
Benny Emmanuel Mendoza Yirene
,
Cirilo Recio
,
Héctor Cortés Barrientos
,
Mónica Bejarano
,
Gerardo Trejo Luna
,
Noe Hernandez
,
Manuel Jimenez
,
Justo Martínez
,
Ignacio Guadalupe
,
Ari Brickman
,
Ángeles Cruz
,
Paul Cabrera
,
Antonio De Haro

Festivals

Berlin, Cannes (Critics’ Week) 2010

Elsewhere

“A magnificent crash course in the who’s who of contemporary Mexican directors Revolución celebrates the centenary of the Mexican revolution in 10 short tales… All together they add up to a satisfying portrait of the spirit of the times. The revolution that overthrew the country’s dictatorial president resulted in violent upheaval and dramatic change. Directors like Fernando Eimbcke, however, opt for the quiet, uneventful side of life in depicting a small-town tuba player who practices and waits for a celebratory delegation that never arrives. This graceful episode contrasts with Carlos Reygadas’ wild, chaotic view of his countrymen as they celebrate with a noisy picnic full of nearly unobserved violence… Each episode was produced by a different film company with separate crews, offering viewers a panorama not only on directorial styles but on the range of production approaches in new Mexican cinema.” — Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter