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Golden Age of Mexican Cinema – Press Release

INDO CINE APPRECIATION FOUNDATION

(Registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975 – Regn. No.90/2003)

E Block, Second Floor, Room No.4, Gemini Parsn Apartments, Cathedral Garden Road, Chennai – 600 006

                           Tel: 2821 2652 www.icaf.in/ E-mail : thangaraj_icaf@hotmail.com / iindocine.ciff@gmail.com

 

 

 

Festival Greetings,

 

We are happy to inform you that, we INDO CINE APPRECIATION FOUNDATION in association with the Embassy of Mexico, New Delhi, and Honorary Consulate of Mexico, Chennai, are organizing a festival of films from the Golden Era of Mexican Cinema – from 14th to 16th June 2017, at Russian Centre of Science & Culture, 74. Kasturi Ranga Road, Chennai – 600 018, as per under-noted schedule:

 

14 June 2017Inauguration6.00 pm
Macario / Macario / 1960 / 91 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Roberto Gavaldon6.15 pm
Salon Mexico / Mujer Mala / 1949 / 95 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Emilio Fernandez7.45 pm
15 June 2017The Pearl / La perla / 1947 / 77 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Emilio Fernandez6.00 pm
Here’s The Point / Ahi esta el detalle / 1940 / 112 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Juan Bustillo Oro7.15 pm
16 June 2017Enamoured / Enamorada / 1946 / 99 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Emilio Fernandez6.00 pm
Tender Little Pumpkin / Calbacitas tiernas / 1949 / 101 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Gilberto Martinez Solares7.30 pm

 Yours sincerely,

E.Thangaraj

General Secretary, ICAF

 

 

  

INDO CINE APPRECIATION FOUNDATION

(Registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act, 1975 – Regn. No.90/2003)

E Block, Second Floor, Room No.4, Gemini Parsn Apartments, Cathedral Garden Road, Chennai – 600 006

                               Tel: 2821 2652            www.icaf.in / E-mail : thangaraj_icaf@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Festival of Films from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema
14 June 2017Inauguration6.00 pm 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian Centre of

Science and Culture

 

Macario / Macario / 1960 / 91 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Roberto Gavaldon6.15 pm
Salon Mexico / Mujer Mala / 1949 / 95 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Emilio Fernandez7.45 pm
15 June 2017The Pearl / La perla / 1947 / 77 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Emilio Fernandez6.00 pm
Here’s The Point / Ahi esta el detalle / 1940 / 112 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Juan Bustillo Oro7.15 pm
16 June 2017Enamoured / Enamorada / 1946 / 99 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Emilio Fernandez6.00 pm
Tender Little Pumpkin / Calbacitas tiernas / 1949 / 101 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Gilberto Martinez Solares7.30 pm
Days of Slovenian Cinema in Chennai
22 June 2017Inauguration6.15 pm 

 

 

Russian Centre of

Science and Culture

 

 

 

Hang on, Doggy! / Sreca na vrvici / 1977 / 94 min / Dir: Jane Kavcic6.30 pm
23 June 2017Estrellita / Estrellita / 2007 / 97 min / Dir: Metod Pevec6.00 pm
Sailing to Paradise / Pot v raj / 2014 / 80 min / Dir: Blaz Zavrsnik7.15 pm
24 June 2017Personal Baggage / Osebna prtljaga / 2009 / 124 min / Dir: Janez Lapajne6.30 pm
Argentine Film Festival
27 June 2017Inauguration6.15 pm 

Russian Centre of

Science and Culture

The Distinguished Citizen / El ciudadano ilustre / 2016 / 118 min / Dir: Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn6.30 pm
28 June 2017Papers In The Wind / Papeles en el viento / 2015 / 98 min / Dir: Juan Taratuto6.00 pm
The Gold Bug / El escarabajo de oro / 2014 / 100 min / Spanish / Dir: Alejo Moguillansky, Fia-Stina Sandlund7.30 pm
29 June 2017Son of the Bride / El hijo de la novia / 2001 / 123 min / Spanish / Dir: Juan José Campanella6.30 pm
In addition to the above, 2 Short Films will be screened each day

 

Note:

  • All the movies are in DVD FORMAT. Seats are on first come first served basis.
  • Admission strictly based on Membership ID Cards. Please bring your Membership Cards.
  • Use of Mobile Phones inside the auditorium is strictly prohibited.
  • Films are subject to change. PLEASE DO NOT BRING SNACKS INSIDE THE AUDITORIUM.
  • Please VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE & WEBSITE & POST YOUR COMMENTS.

 

 

B. RamakrishnanS. KannanE. Thangaraj

Vice President                                                                       President                                                                  Gen. Secretary

Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation

in association with

Embassy of Mexico, New Delhi, &

Honorary Consulate of Mexico, Chennai

Presents

a festival of films from Golden Era of Mexican Cinema

Synopsis

Macario / Macario / 1960 / 91 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Roberto Gavaldon                                                 (14.6.17 – 6.15 pm)

Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him to share his turkey, but he refuses all except Death. In return, Death gives him a bottle of water which will heal any illness. Soon, Macario is wealthier than the village doctor, which draws the attention of the feared Inquisition.                                               Awards: Nominated for Oscar / 2 wins & 1 nomination

Salon Mexico / Mujer Mala / 1949 / 95 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Emilio Fernandez                                     (14.6.17 – 7.45 pm)

Mercedes dances for money with the clients of Salon Mexico, a famous cabaret in Mexico City. Her younger sister Beatriz studies in an expensive private school, paid by Mercedes. Obviously, young Beatriz doesn’t know about her sister’s job. Troubles begin when Mercedes wins a danzon contest with Paco, her pimp. But Paco refuses to share the prize with Mercedes.                                                                                                                     Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination

The Pearl / La perla / 1947 / 77 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Emilio Fernandez                                                 (15.6.17 – 6.00 pm)

Quino is a Mexican diver who discovers a pearl at the bottom of the sea. He and his wife Juana, and their son have just taken possession of a pearl that is worth thousands. Everyday people try to get in on the cash even Pearl Dealers try to rip them off. When Quino is attacked one day, he kills his attackers in self defense. His brother suggests their only hope is to leave the village. But on their journey to give their son an education they never had, someone may just do anything to prevent it.                                                                                                                                                                             Awards: Won 1 Golden Globe / 8 wins & 6 nominations

Here’s The Point / Ahi esta el detalle / 1940 / 112 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Juan Bustillo Oro              (15.6.17 – 7.15 pm)

Cantinflas is the boyfriend of Paz, the housemaid of Cayetano Lastre. Cantinflas is waiting at dinnertime outside the mansion for Paz’s whistle: a sign for Cantinflas to enter the kitchen to eat. This time his girlfriend has a favor to ask him, that of killing the dog “Bobby”. Cantinflas kills the dog “Bobby” with a gun. However, inside the house, Cayetano plots a scheme to expose his wife Dolores del Paso’s supposed “adultery” with her ex-boyfriend, Bobby Lechuga, a gangster. Confusion arises when Bobby Lechuga is killed and Cantinflas admits to killing Bobby (the dog, not the gangster), but is arrested anyway and put on trial…

Enamoured / Enamorada / 1946 / 99 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Emilio Fernandez                                      (16.6.17 – 6.00 pm)

During the Mexican Revolution, a macho rebel general falls in love with the independent-minded daughter of an aristocrat in the town he is occupying. The revolutionary Jose Juan Reyes takes the town of Cholula, Puebla, and takes the money of the rich men of the zone for the Mexican Revolution. Jose Juan falls in love with the Señorita Beatriz Peñafiel, the explosive daughter of the richest man of the area.                                                                                                           Awards: 8 wins & 5 nominations

Tender Little Pumpkin / Calbacitas tiernas / 1949 / 101 min / b&w / Spanish / Dir: Gilberto Martinez Solares                    (16.6.17 – 7.30 pm)

“Tin Tan” is broke, who is harassed by his creditors, so he comes up with a plan to put an international musical show with four beautiful women. But matters get complicated when the four women want the leading role in the show, besides, the quartet falls in love with him.