JUEVES 23 | CINE TONALÁ | 20:00 HRS. | 95 MIN.


México | 2017 | DCP | Color | 93 min | Anaïs Pareto Onghena

Director: Anaïs Pareto Onghena
Script: Anaïs Pareto Onghena, Francisco Santos Burgoa
Producer: Anaïs Pareto Onghena, Pedro Hernández, Daniela Leyva Becerra Acosta, Andrea Toca, Tenoch Huerta, Daniel Loustaunau
Cinematography: María Sarasvati Herrera
Sound: Daniel Touron de Alba
Music: Axel Catalán
Edition: Koldo Idigoras
Cast: Pedro Hernández, Antonio Lopez Torres, Horacio García-Rojas, Mercedes Hernández, Paola Medina, Emiliano Rodríguez
Production Company: Santa Úrsula Films, Producciones DELBA, Colectivo Colmena

Jairo feels his privacy threatened when Hugo, his longtime friend who’s temporarily staying with him, brings along his suicidal cousin Moises. This forced coexistence drives the characters to understand the sense or nonsense of life.

Anaïs Pareto Onghena
Anaïs Pareto Onghena was born in Barcelona 1985. She graduated at the ESCAC (Spain), specializing in film directing. She was granted to take a directing workshop at the EICTV (Cuba), and then traveled to Mexico to study documentary filmmaking at the CCC (granted by the ESCAC Exchange). In 2013 she returned to Barcelona to study A Master Degree in Visual Anthropology, which ended with her first feature documentary Tsunami (2014). She developed independently her own projects between Mexico and Spain with her producer company Santa Úrsula Films: Botas de Cocodrilo (2011), official selection at the Festival of Morelia, Short Shorts Films, among others. La banqueta (2013) got the Award for best Mexican fiction film at the International Film Festival of Morelia, and the Award for Best Actor in Short Shorts Films Mexico. The short film also gets the award at Canacine for best Mexican short film, and ended up at the official selection at more than 20 festivals including Clermont-Ferrand (France) and Guanajuato (Mexico), São Paulo (Brazil) and the programming of La Semaine de la Critique at Cannes Film Festival de Cannes 2014. She released in Guanajuato International Film Festival, La Familia Hernández Cruz (2016) also selected by the official selection at the International Film Festival of Morelia and in Huelva International Film Festival in Spain. In 2015 she was part of the rally 48hours with Testimony #6 a short film directed and that nominated them to the categories of the public, best screenplay and best actress award, best short. She produced the short film Birds of passage by Pedro Hernández, also official selection of Short Shorts Mexico 2015. She has directed and produced Theatre in Microteatro Mexico: La mafia del tacón of Paula Aguilera, and Hotel Alkar of Juan Manuel Labarthe, winning the Microestrella awards for best direction, best work, and best actress. At the same time, since October 2014 she coordinates the course of film and Audiovisual of the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico City and coordinates the first year of first degree in filmmaking from the film school Luis Buñuel at Veracruz.

Official Competition at The Morelia International Film Festival