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Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía

Works: 476 works in 1,061 publications in 5 languages and 17,800 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Horror films  Historical films  Vampire films  Action and adventure films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Editor, Other, Sponsor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
The crime of Padre Amaro = El crimen del Padre Amaro by Carlos Carrera( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"El enfrentamiento de los impulsos contra las reglas morales tiene el poder de crear un conflicto dramático de gran fuerza. El celibato así como la relación del poder y la iglesia han inspirado historias en la literatura, en el cine y en el imaginario popular. "El crimen del Padre Amaro" es de gran interés por su alcance humano, por las posibilidades que nos brinda para mostrar los motivos humanos, siempre complejos, nunca unívocos. No se trata de un juego entre las fuerzas del mal y las del bien, sino de una mirada sobre las fibras con que se tejen los seres humanos."--Envase
Strawberry and chocolate = Fresa y chocolate by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in Spanish and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Cuban film details the unusual relationship between the flamboyant, educated Diego (Jorge Perugorría) and the young, homophobic, pro-Revolution David (Vladimir Cruz). Miserable at being dumped by his girlfriend, David at first spurns the attentions of Diego; however, at the prompting of his Communist roommate, Miguel (Francisco Gattorno), he cultivates an acquaintanceship with Diego in order to investigate his liberal leanings. Of course, Diego's cultured ways prove fascinating to the younger man and a true friendship grows. Add the slightly crazy neighbor Nancy (Mirta Ibarra), who frequently attempts suicide, as romantic fodder for David, and this playful drama becomes a heartwarming film
Cronos by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the darkness, a clock ticks. Aging antique dealer Jesus Gris marks his time with his granddaughter Aurora, and his wife Mercedes. Señor Gris comes to possess, quite accidentally, the ancient Cronos device. The invention of a sixteenth century alchemist who fled to Mexico during the Spanish Inquisition, it grants eternal life and youthful vigor to the user. The only drawbacks are marble white skin that burns under sunlight and an insatiable thirst for human blood. Elsewhere in the city, a dying industrialist obtains the alchemist's journal, learns of the device, and imports his American nephew to track down and obtain the device, by force if necessary. Señor Gris can grasp the gift of time, but the cost is high. Can he keep his soul intact faced with such great temptation, or will he be overcome?
Cabeza de Vaca by Nicolás Echevarria( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1528 a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida. 600 lives are lost. One survivor, Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical culture, becoming a healer--and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past
Silent light = Stellet licht by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and Low German and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The head of a Mennonite family in northern Mexico disrupts his marriage and his faith by falling in love with another woman
Mexican cinema( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With essays by the most authoritative scholars, this unique study and reference work is the first English-language survey and analysis of Mexican cinema. The book provides extensive coverage of the delirious melodramas (of 'El Indio' Emilio Fernandez and Roberto Gavaldon, many shot by the supremely romantic cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa) and the contemporary successes of Jaime Humberto Hermosillo. It also includes the Mexican work of Luis Bunuel, the surreal, intense dramas of Felipe Cazals and Arturo Ripstein, the innovative work of Paul Leduc, and much more. This lavishly illustrated book also contains notes on over 150 individual films, an extensive dictionary of directors and other personalities, together with filmographies and an extensive chronicle of Mexico's political, cultural and cinematic history in the twentieth century
La otra conquista = The other conquest( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico, 1521. The Spanish army of Hernando Cortés has swept through the New World forcing their religious beliefs on the brave Aztec people. A skillful Aztec scribe, who survived the Massacre of the Temple in 1520, spends years trying to preserve the rites and customs of his people. The Spanish army would conquer their land, but not the soul of the Aztec people
Cilantro y perejil by Arcelia Ramírez( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A female documentary director's latest project is to capture her sister's marital difficulties on film in hopes of shedding light on the travails of modern romance
Danzón by María Novaro( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julia is a phone operator in Mexico City who divides her time between her job, her daughter and the danzon: a cuban dance very popular in Mexico and Central America. Every Wednesday, Julia does the danzon with Carmelo in the old 'Salon Colonia'. They've danced for years but barely know each other. One night Carmelo disappears without a trace. Feeling lonely and sad, Julia takes a train to Veracruz, where she knows Carmelo has a brother. That sudden trip will change Julia's life forever."--Maximiliano Maza,
Güeros by Tenoch Huerta Mejía( Visual )

6 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two unexpectedly idle university students and one younger kid brother set out to find a now-obscure folk-rock singer-songwriter who's now hospitalized, well, somewhere. This journey unfolds in a singularly unlinear fashion--but they're used to roundabout experiences
Los insólitos peces gato by Claudia Sainte-Luce( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. Martha, a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children, finds solace when she meets the younger woman, Claudia, and quickly the two build a strong relationship. When Martha invites Claudia to live with her family, Claudia unwittingly takes on the responsibility of becoming a surrogate mother to Martha's children
Temporada de patos = Duck season by Fernando Eimbcke( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film takes you into one particular Sunday morning in the lives of two fourteen-year-old boys, Flama and Moko. Due to an electric power failure, they create their own adventures to overcome their boredom, with the help of their neighbor Rita and pizza delivery boy Ulises
Miss Bala by Gerardo Naranjo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura, una joven mujer cuyas aspiraciones de convertirse en reina de la belleza se vuelven contra ella cuando involuntariamente se ve involucrada con un grupo criminal en el norte de México
Profundo carmesí = Deep crimson by Arturo Ripstein( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the Lonely Hearts Murders, Nicolas and Coral roam the back roads of Mexico looking for lonely women who Nicolas seduces and the insanely jealous Coral then murders
Quién diablos es Juliette? = Who the hell is Juliette? by Carlos Marcovich( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the lives and thoughts of some young people in Havana in the 1990's as seen through the making of a film, "The story of Yuliet Ortega & Fabiola Quiroz as filmed by Carlos Marcovich."
Novia que te vea by Guita Schyfter( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delightful depiction of the adventures, suffering, love affairs and difficulties of two Mexican Jewish girls in the early 1960s
El callejón de los milagros = Midaq Alley by Jorge Fons( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the old downtown section of Mexico City. The events that take place have been divided into the stories of three neighbors whose lives are entertwined. Rutilio, the family man who experiences homosexual feelings that shatter his domestic life; Susanita, the spinster who dreams of getting married and falls prey to a thief; and Alma, the virgin who becomes a cocaine addicted prostitute."--Container
Santitos by Alejandro Springall( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the widowed Esperanza loses her daughter to a rare virus, she searches her faith for an explanation. When St. Jude appears to her and tells her that her daughter is still alive, Esperanza becomes convinced her daughter was kidnapped and sold as a sex slave. Becoming a prostitute, she sets out to find her daughter in Tijuana. She eventually finds her way to Los Angeles where she unexpectedly finds true love
El imperio de la fortuna by Arturo Ripstein( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historia de Dionisio Pinzón, anunciador de palenques, y de un regalo que le cambia la vida; un gallo moribundo. Tras la muerte de su madre y la recuperación del gallo, éste hace ganar dinero a Dionisio en los palenques. La fortuna parece sonreírle, y más aún cuando la mujer que ama accede a casarse con él."
Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three border-crossing stories are intertwined on the contemporary U.S.-Mexican border at Tijuana: those of a young Mexican mother with three children, seeking to start a new life after her husband's death; of a gringa adventurer looking for her whale-watching brother and for a Chicana friend in search of her roots; and of a campesino seeking to cross the border for better living conditions
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Mexican cinema
Temporada de patos = Duck season
Alternative Names

Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico) Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía

Consejo nacional para la cultura y las artes (Mexique). Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía

Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (México) Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía



Institut mexicain de cinématographie

Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía

Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía Mexican Film Promotion agency

Mexican Film Institute.