The Films of Nicolás Pereda, July 8-14), we'll have a pretty good sense of who the guy is, film-wise.
According to the press materials, Pereda -- at only 27 years -- is one of the rising stars of contemporary Mexican cinema, with a body of work comprising five extraordinary feature-length films and one short. Widely screened – and acclaimed – on the film festival circuit, his films "combine aspects of some of the most notable trends in contemporary world cinema, including elements of deadpan minimalism, slacker cinema, the documentary/fiction hybrid, and long-take formalism."
After a seven-week break, the second part of this Mexican initiative continues with the New York theatrical premiere run of Eugenio Polgovsky’s THE INHERITORS, September 9-15. The most highly praised and awarded Mexican documentary in recent years, the film is said to immerse us in the daily lives of children who, with their families, survive only by their unrelenting labor. Hailed as "remarkable... a sometimes harrowing but also poetic and thoughtful film" by Screen Daily, The Inheritors is an austere portrait of children who have inherited tools and techniques from their ancestors, but have alsoinherited their day-to-day hardships and toil. (Distributed by Icarus Films.)
Carlos A. Gutiérrez -- presents works made by some of the outstanding filmmakers of this generation, including Drama/Mex (from which a still is shown above), the debut feature film of Gerardo Naranjo (director of the Cannes’ favorite Miss Bala); Raging Sun Raging Sky (below) by Julián Hernández, described by the New York Press' Armond White as “Mexico’s finest, yet critically neglected, auteur”; and some lesser-known yet exciting films that have had very limited exposure in the U.S. such as Jonás Cuarón’s Año Uña and Yulene Olaizola’s excellent and shocking Intimidades de Shakespeare y Víctor Hugo, winner of the Best Film award at the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival (BAFICI).
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Senor Pereda, which comes courtesy of Getty Images.