Mariana Chenillo on Revolución

Mariana Chenillo is one of the ten directors to contribute a piece for Revolución, a compilation of short films that revolve around the Mexican Revolution. She was at the first 54th London Film Festival filmmakers' tea where she spoke to us about the collaborative project. 100 years after the Mexican Revolution that brought an end to the dictatorial regime of President Porfirio Díaz, ten Mexican Directors give their own critical view of the event and of what followed it. Mariana Chenillo explains that for the project, funded by the Mexican Film Institute, the directors (Fernando Eimbcke, Patricia Riggen, Gael García Bernal, Amat Escalante, Carlos Reygadas, Gerardo Naranjo, Mariana Chenillo, Rodrigo Plá, Diego Luna and Rodrigo García) were given complete artistic freedom to create shorts no longer than 10 minutes, that would be set in the present and would depict the impact of the Revolution in today's Mexican society.


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