Preems include Arau's 'A Day Without a Mexican'

HOLLYWOOD — The 19th Guadalajara Mexican & Iberoamerican Showcase unveiled a strong lineup of features and shorts in official competition Tuesday.

Mexico’s most important film fest, which runs March 19-25, will include Colombia-U.S. co-production “Maria Full of Grace,” which won the audience award at this year’s Sundance, and Argentina’s Berlin Silver Bear winner “The Lost Embrace,” in the Iberoamerican section.

The competitive Mexican section boasts a slew of preeming productions. Pics include Sergio Arau’s “A Day Without a Mexican,” which will debut May 14 in the U.S. under the U.S. distrib banner of Televisa Cine, plus Beto Gomez’s “Pink Fists” and Federico Hidalgo’s “A Silent Love.”

Bernardo Bertolucci’s erotic drama “The Dreamers” will open the fest while Brazil’s “The Other Side of the Street,” by Marcos Bernstein, will close it.

The fest will host the second Iberoamerican Market (March 19-23) under the direction of Alejandra Paulin.

Mexican section
“A Silent Love,” directed by Federico Hidalgo
“Adam and Eve,” directed by Ivan Avila Duenas
“El misterio de los almendros,” directed by Jaime Humberto Hermosillo
“@festivbercine.ron,” directed by Gabriel Retes and Lourdes Elizarraras
“Las lloronas,” directed by Lorena Villareal
“Pink Fists,” directed by Beto Gomez
“Sobreviviente,” directed by Jesus Magana
“Temporada de patos,” directed by Fernando Eimbcke
“A Day Without a Mexican,” directed by Sergio Arau

Iberoamerican section
“Hoy y manana” (Argentina), directed by Alejandro Chomski
“Los guantes magicos” (Argentina-Germany), directed by Martin Rejtman
“Te doy mis ojos” (Spain), directed by Iciar Bollain
“La cruz del sur” (Argentina), directed by Pablo Reyero
“Ojos que no ven” (Peru), directed by Francisco Lombardi
“En la ciudad” (Spain), directed by Cesc Gay
“The Man who Copied” (Brazil), directed by Jorge Furtado
“Sexual dependency” (Bolivia-U.S.), directed by Rodrigo Bellot
“Os narradores de Jave” (Brasil-France), directed by Eliane Caffe
“Un filme de amor” (Brazil), directed by Julio Bressane
“Extrano” (Argentina), directed by Santiago Loza
“La vida que te espera” (Spain), directed by Manuel Gutierrez Aragon
“La pequena paloma blanca” (Chile-Spain-U.K.), directed by Christian Barbe
“The Lost Embrace” (Argentina-France-Italy-Spain), directed by Daniel Burman
“Maria, Full of Grace,” (Colombia-U.S.), directed by Joshua Marston

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