Mexican Films

REVIEW The Chambermaid

By 12 July, 2019

Lila Aviles’ debut film The Chambermaid (La Camarista) starts out strongly by introducing a quiet, mousy Eve that dutifully cleans, scrubs and organizes one messy luxurious hotel room after another. Immediately, the viewer feels like one is peering... Read Article

REVIEW Our Time

By 08 July, 2019

Renowned Mexican auteur Carlos Reygadas’ latest feature Our Time (Nuestro Tiempo) is a 3-hour study of a modern relationship gone awry. The celebrated director has said that Our Time is about marriage and love, “about the contradictions of... Read Article

REVIEW Los Adioses

By 26 April, 2018

I was predisposed to enjoy Los Adioses, Natalia Beristáin’s biopic about ‘mid-century modern’ Mexican feminist writer Rosario Castellanos. That the story of an influential intellectual was claiming territory in a genre crowded with froufrous about entertainers, sports heroes... Read Article

REVIEW Portraits Of A Search

By 04 May, 2017

A woman traipses through scrubland, brushing aside dusty bushes with a stick, looking for a piece of clothing, a shoe; anything that may give her a clue as to her son’s whereabouts. Retratos de una Búsqueda (Portraits of... Read Article

REVIEW Güeros

By 17 October, 2014

Güeros (Mexican slang for a person with light hair) is the new film from Mexican director Alonso Ruizpalacios that has recently enchanted audiences at the BFI London Film Festival. The film can be divided into three sections that... Read Article

Mexican Comedies Come To London

By 12 January, 2014

The LOCO London Comedy Film Festival is coming to town from the 23rd until the 26th of January and it will bringing with it a fine selection of Mexican comedies. Friday night will be the UK premiere of... Read Article