Local fare looks to immigration, soccer
“Rudo y Cursi”
The first pic from Alfonso Cuaron, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Guillermo del Toro’s shingle Cha Cha Cha, which has a deal with Universal. Reunites Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna for the first time since “Y tu mama tambien”; this time they’re two brothers who hit the soccer big leagues — on competing teams. Reps “Mama” co-scribe Carlos Cuaron’s directorial debut. In post.
Carlos Reygadas’ protege Amat Escalante nabbed widespread critical attention with his first feature “Sangre,” and this, his second film, again casts nonactors. Plot follows Mexican immigrant workers in a U.S. city who are hired by an American to kill his wife. Sales by Jean Labadie’s Le Pacte. In post. “Insignificant Things”
Tyro writer-director Andrea Martinez’s first feature,pic is a co-production by Tequila Gang (Bertha Navarro and Guillermo del Toro’s shingle) and Warner Mexico. Secrets unfold from the ordinary treasures an adolescent girl guards in a box. Cast includes Barbara Mori and Fernando Lujan. In post.