uk-premiere
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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 2
Fri 2nd Oct 21:20
Premiere Screening

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 1
Sat 3rd Oct 13:00
2nd Screening

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Jorge Michel Grau has created a film which is a tour de force of the horror genre, picking a range of directors to each present their own take on defining the cinema of nightmares and cruelty. Horror writer Clive Baker once wrote; “Horror shows us that the control we believe we have is purely illusory, and that every moment we teeter on chaos and oblivion.” This encapsulates the very essence of Grau’s anthology of horror, in that in every scenario the set up seems innocent, safe, regular to the viewer – yet through a series of poor decisions, or a seconds’ lack of judgment, the reality that the protagonists believe is washed away before them, sending them deep into every distinctive and different realm of hell. The range of directors, hailing from from all over Mexico, allow for an impressive variety of dangerous characters and terrifying events; this collection of horror gives the audience a guide through cinemas’ darkest villains and acts as an ambassador to the genre, showing the world a microcosm of what horror, and Mexican cinema, has to offer.
Original Title
Mexico Barbaro
Runtime
90 min
Director(s)
Lex Ortega
Laurette Flores
Edgar Nito & others
Jorge Michel Grau
Isaac Ezban
Writer(s)
Lex Ortega
Laurette Flores
Edgar Nito & others
Jorge Michel Grau
Isaac Ezban
Producer(s)
Lex Ortega
Laurette Flores
Edgar Nito & others
Mayra Espinosa Castro
DoP(s)
Luke Bramley
Luke Bramley
Luis García
Ricardo Garfias & others
Cast
Claudia Goytia
Barbara Perrin
Harold Torres
Screening Status
UK Premiere