Embassy of Mexico welcomes back film enthusiasts at IHC

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New Delhi (NVI): The Embassy of Mexico in India in collaboration with the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi has organised an exclusive screening of four award-winning Mexican contemporary films especially handpicked to kick-start its first public event this year.

The “Mexican Film Series” was inaugurated by Minister Judith Arriega Munguia, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Mexico in India, on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, as per an official statement.

The first film shown was ‘The Dove and the Wolf’ by Carlos Lenin Treviño, which received the Art Peace Award at the Locarno Film Festival in 2019 and the Selected Talents Award for female character at the Berlinale in 2020, as per the Mexican embassy.

Welcoming the guests, Minister Arriega highlighted the significance of the contemporary Mexican cinema with its high quality, successful films which have been recognised and applauded globally.

Notable amongst these are celebrated Mexican film makers like Alejandro González Iñárritu, María Novaro, Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuarón, and some lesser-known, however equally important, names like Carlos Reygadas and Michel Franco whose innovative and experimental styles reflect in their movies and embody the growing Mexican cinema and its sensibility.

Both the films screened on the weekend were well-attended by film lovers. The non-ticketed  event continues on March 1, with Lillian Lieberman’s award-winning documentary, “Visa al Paraíso” (Visa to the Paradise), which throws light on the life of Gilberto Bosques, Mexico’s General Consul to France between 1939 and 1942; and concludes on March 2, with award-winning director Carlos Reygadas’s “Nuestro Tiempo” (Our Time), winner of the Critics Prize for Best Foreign Film at the Sydney Film Festival 2019.

Free reservations for the film screenings can be made at https://www.habitatworld.com/events-update/.