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‘Amaro’ director back at fest

Guadalajara event announces competition lineup

MEXICO CITY — Carlos Carrera, director of Mexico’s top-grosser “The Crime of Father Amaro,” returns to the Guadalajara Film Festival competition with “De la infancia” (On Childhood), based on the novel by Mario Gonzalez Suare.

Also on deck are Ruben Imaz’s “Cefalopodo” (Cephalopod) from distrib Canana; Maria Novaro’s “Las buenas hierbas” (The Good Herbs), from Axolote Cine; Nicolas Pereda’s “Perpetum mobile”; Juan Carlos Carrasco’s “Martin al amanecer”; and “Somos lo que hay,” from Jorge Michel Grau, will unspool in the Mexican feature category.

The Latin American competition category includes a number of fest faves, including “Rompecabezas,” directed by Natalia Smirnoff (Argentina); “Te extrano” from director Fabian Hofman (Argentina-Mexico); “Zona sur,” from Juan Carlos Valdivia (Bolivia); “Agua fria de mar” from Paz Fabrega (Costa Rica-France); “Rabia,” from director Sebastian Cordero (Ecuador-Spain-Mexico); “After,” from Alberto Rodriguez (Spain); and, from director Carlos Gaviria, “Retratos en un mar de mentiras” (Colombia). It will screen the lesser-known projects “La Yuma,” from Florence Jaugey (Nicaragua); “No se puede vivir del amor,” from Jorge Duran (Brasil); “Lisanka,” from director Daniel Diaz Torres (Cuba); and “Una mujer sin piano,” from Javier Rebollo (Spain).

The 25th edition of the Mexican fest runs March 12-19.

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