TIFF Transforms: Showcasing Mexican cinema

Showcasing Mexican Cinema

Between the snow, temperatures in the negatives, and darkness by 5pm, winter is tough in Canada. But this February, TIFF Cinematheque is offering the chance to escape these things through the rich tapestry of Mexican cinema.

If you haven’t experienced TIFF Cinematheque before, it might be time for a visit. Year-round, TIFF highlights a variety of film series that range from director retrospectives to showcases of a genre, period, or theme. TIFF Cinematheque screens the most powerful films from the history of cinema in theatres that were built with state-of-the-art projection and sound. We’ve done our best to create the best moviegoing experience in the world — and we couldn’t have done it without our community of supporters.

One of TIFF Cinematheque’s most anticipated film series in 2019 is Sui generis: An Alternative History of Mexican Cinema, an expansive and eclectic survey of Mexican film history co-curated by Guillermo del Toro and TIFF programmer Diana Sanchez.

Still from Angel of Fire (Dana Rotberg, 1992)

In the Winter 2019 edition of the 180° programme guide, Sanchez wrote about the importance of this series and what it was like to work with del Toro:

The series includes Cronos, del Toro’s debut feature; The Realm of Fortune, one of several collaborations between director Arturo Ripstein and writer Paz Alicia Garciadiego; and Alfonso Cuarón’s first feature, Love in the Time of Hysteria, which premiered at TIFF in 1991.

To learn more about the incredible films included in Sui generis: An Alternative History of Mexican Cinema, see the full schedule online and start planning your escape today!

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