Festival of Contemporary Mexican Films inaugurated in Chennai


March 27th, 2018


Five Mexican films screening free to the public at Alliance Francaise of Madras in a three-day festival.


To encourage an exchange of rich cultural and cinematic experience, the Embassy of Mexico in India with the valuable support of the Honorary Consulate of Mexico in Chennai and the Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF), inagurated a three-day film festival of contemporary Mexican films on Monday, 26 March.


The festival, scheduled to be held till March 28 at Alliance Francaise of Madras, was inaugurated by Mr. Santiago Ruy Sanchez, Head, Cultural and Tourism Affairs, Embassy of Mexico in India, who emphasised, “Mexico and India have a lot in common, the importance of family, very spicy food, but also we share the love of cinema.” The inaugural lamp was lit by cine artiste Ms. Aditi Balan, in the presence of Mr. Ramkumar Varadarajan, Honorary Consul of Mexico in Chennai, Mr. B. Ramakrishnan, Vice-President, ICAF and Mr. E. Thangaraj, General Secretary, ICAF.


The diverse range of films across genres ranging from thriller, action, adventure to comedy and romance serve to enrich the understanding of Mexican contemporary cinema and provide an opportunity to discover Spanish language and Mexican culture.


The festival is showcasing the following films: Pura Sangre, Viento Aparte, Seguir Viviendo, Enamorandome de Abril and La extinction de los dinosaurios.