Egyptian Theatre
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Fri, Sep 9, 2011
7:30pm

MEXICAN CINEMA: GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES
Double Feature!
THE PRIZE / JEAN GENTIL
Co-presented by Festival International de Cine en Guadalajara, University de Guadalajara Los Angeles, University of Guadalajara Foundation/USA, Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles.

We're thrilled to present more award-winning new films from Mexico this evening!

Discussion between films with director Paula Markovitch (THE PRIZE).
THE PRIZE
EL PREMIO
2011, 120 min, Mexico, Dir: Paula Markovitch

Seven-year-old Ceci (Paola Galinelli Hertzog) has to keep a huge secret - the life of her family depends on her silence - but she doesn't completely understand what the secret is about. Living under military repression in 1970s Argentina, Ceci must figure out what she can safely say at school and what she must do to keep her mother happy. This intense drama won several awards at the 2011 Guadalajara Film Festival, including Best Picture and Best Actress, and took home Silver Bears at the 2011 Berlin International Film Festival for cinematography and production design. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Los Angeles Premiere!

JEAN GENTIL
2010, Canana Films, 84 min, Mexico, Dir: Israel Cardenas, Laura Amelia Guzman

Multilingual Haitian accountant Jean is relegated to a poverty-stricken, ghostly existence when he immigrates to the nearby Dominican Republic. Composed with impeccable visuals by co-directors Israel Cardenas and Laura Amelia Guzman, this documentary-like portrayal of one individual's struggle for identity captures the plight of the masses of Haitian immigrant workers forced to lead invisible lives on the fringes of society. Winner of the Jury Award at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival and recipient of the Horizons special mention at the Venice Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Screening formats: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Fri, Sep 9, 2011 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Opening Night! Guests In Person!
Thu, Sep 8, 2011 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Industry Panel Discussion
Sat, Sep 10, 2011 - 3:00pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Los Angeles Premiere! Director In Person!
Sat, Sep 10, 2011 - 5:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Sat, Sep 10, 2011 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Sun, Sep 11, 2011 - 5:00pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
Diana Bracho In Person!
Sun, Sep 11, 2011 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre