TALES OF MEXICO

LA HABITACION

By Carlos CARRERA, Daniel GIMENEZ CACHO, Carlos BOLADO, Ernesto CONTRERAS, Alfonso PINEDA ULLOA, Natalia BERISTAIN, Iván ÁVILA DUEÑAS, Alejandro VALLE

OUTSIDER PICTURES - as SALES All rights, World

Historical - Completed 2016

A metaphor of Mexico, set in the microcosm of a 100-year old room, allows the film to explore the secret lives of its inhabitants through different decades from the beginning of the 20th Century to the dawn of the new millennium. The stories in this Mexican-Polish co-production are told by eight acknowledged Mexican young directors who represent the new breed of Mexico’s cinematic storytellers.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Historical, Social issues, Drama
    • Countries
    • MEXICO, POLAND
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 120 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Carlos CARRERA, Daniel GIMENEZ CACHO, Carlos BOLADO, Ernesto CONTRERAS, Alfonso PINEDA ULLOA, Natalia BERISTAIN, Iván ÁVILA DUEÑAS, Alejandro VALLE
    • Writer(s)
    • Maria DIEGO HERNANDEZ
    • Producer(s)
    • Luis SALINAS (MACHETE PRODUCCIONES), Edher CAMPOS (MACHETE PRODUCCIONES)
    • Synopsis
    • "The Dream" opens with a dirt-poor day laborer, Hilario, sneaking into the bedroom to murder his former employer, the opulent Alfredo, but bungling his attempt embarrassingly. In "The Nightmare," set three years later, the tables are turned when Hilario gets a second chance to kill Alfredo as part of a Mexican Revolution death squad that pays Alfredo a visit. After 1928's "About to Sleep", a chronicle of Mexico's Chinese immigrant programs (and their lawful prosecution), in the 1946-set "Eroticism," Angela, Alfredo's young wife in "The Dream," returns from Paris to sell the house. As she re enters the room, she experiences her own sensual awakening in the arms of a Mexican Colonel. The characters' destinies play out against a larger canvas: "Loneliness" takes place in 1968, during the opening of the polemic Olympic Games. "Night Watch" begins on the eve of Mexico's 1985 massive Earthquake; in "Death," set in the 1990s, rival gangs -who will be played by real street children- fight for the house, now in ruins. The last episode, "Evocation," features real testimonies from massacre survivors and is set in present day Mexico. During its restoration, THE ROOM reemerges as a haven for victims of drug violence that returns hope to its inhabitants.
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