After being in a comma for 20 year, Lauro (Retes) wakes up in a very different Mexico than the one he lived on. Ideas, hopes, ways-of-life and customs have changed, and Mexicans of the ... See full summary »
Marina wins a paradise vacation for two, but when she realizes that she has no one to bring along, she decides to invite a stranger named Victor. The pair soon discovers that true love depends more on compatibility rather than idyllic scenery.
Early morning in the oat fields of Carranco, Ramón runs into the dead body of his secret teenage love Adela. After he covers her naked body with his shirt, the gossip in town is that ... See full summary »
The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the "evil nature" of human beings while inventing (with his wife)... See full summary »
Matea is an orphan who assists the priest, Father Feliciano, in his parish. The village doctor tries to seduce her, but fails and proceeds to defame her into believing that Matea maintains relations with the priest.
The film tells the story of the Boteros, a middle-class Mexican family struggling against poverty after their father's death. Ignacia (Egurrola) is the Boteros mother, a desperate woman who... See full summary »
Buñuel's first "comeback" film since "L'Age d'Or" in 1930 (he made only a few musicals in the interim), "El Gran Calavera" concerns a family's attempts to change the patriarch's somewhat ... See full summary »
One of the earliest films in the modern period of Mexican quality cinema. Bienvenido Welcome is a perfect mix between drama and comedy with a very unusual and quite authentic way of telling one story that becomes two. Gabriel Retes is known for his unorthodox approach to his stories and his very Mexican way of seeing drama trough a "comedy lens". In many ways He could be the Woody Allen of Mexican cinema.
Bienvenido Welcome tells the story of a man that, after cheating on his wife on a business trip, faces the possibility of having been infected with AIDS, and the various dilemmas he has to face. At first glance this might seem like any other ordinary drama, but this film has one of the must unusual and comical twists a film could ever have.
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