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Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía

Works: 442 works in 838 publications in 5 languages and 16,106 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Historical films  Documentary films  Horror films  Vampire films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Editor, Publisher, Sponsor, Other
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 )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Spanish and Turkish and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amaro, un joven de 24 años recién ordenado sacerdote, llega a la parroquia de un pequeño pueblo (Los Reyes) para auxiliar en los servicios del templo al Padre Benito. En el pueblo, el Padre Amaro conoce a Amelia, una hermosa chica de 16 años. El Padre Amaro, poco a poco se va dando cuenta de los que sucede en el pueblo
Strawberry and chocolate = fresa y chocolate by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 796 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
Cabeza de Vaca by Andres Serrano( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 712 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
Stellet licht by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and Low German and held by 521 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
Cronos by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horrorfilm. Een vernuftig toestelletje in 24 karaats goud met binnenin een complex mechanisme van tandwieltjes, radertjes en veertjes, zou volgens een alchemist die het voorwerp heeft gemaakt, het eeuwige leven verschaffen aan diegene die het in zijn bezit heeft. Een Europees industrieel vindt eeuwen later het begeleidende dagboek en raakt daardoor geobsedeerd. Het voorwerp zelf komt in handen van een nietsvermoedende antiekhandelaar uit Mexico-Stad. - (tv-gids)
Mexican cinema( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 487 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 )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 439 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
Los insólitos peces gato( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 380 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
Danzón by María Novara( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia, a telephone operator in Mexico City, goes on a journey to search for her missing dance partner who she believes has fled to Veracruz
Cilantro y perejil( Visual )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 347 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
Temporada de patos = Duck season by Fernando Eimbcke( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 345 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
Güeros by Luyizipalaxiou( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 340 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
Profundo carmesí = Deep crimson by Arturo Ripstein( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 311 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 Markovich( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 283 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."
El callejón de los milagros = Midaq Alley by Najīb Maḥfūẓ( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of three neighbors whose lives are intertwined in the old downtown section of Mexico City
Novia que te vea by Guita Schyfter( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delightful depiction of the adventures, suffering, love affairs and difficulties of two Mexican Jewish girls in the early 1960s
Santitos by Alejandro Springall( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 237 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 jardín del Edén = The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 211 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
Las Buenrostro : the Buenrostros( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buenrostros are an important and prosperous family, but it's the women who rule the roost. Between their love triangles and secret snuff business, these ladies cook up a comedy where passion, humor, and death are the most important ingredients
Mystery of the Maya by Barrie Howells( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Europe suffered through the Dark Ages, the culture of the Maya of Central America was reaching its apex. Through dramatizations and recreations, this film illustrates scenes from traditional Maya life, the period of the Spanish invasion, the nineteenth-century explorers who first documented the existence of Maya cities, and the discovery of the tomb of seventh-century ruler King Pacal at Palenque. The film considers remarkable Maya achievements in art, architecture, the calendar and astronomical observations, and writing through the lens of their great city-temples of Chichén Itzá, Tulum, and Palenque. The work of various despoilers, explorers, and archeologists, from Franciscan bishop Diego de Landa and the lost Maya Codex, the Englishmen Frederick Catherwood and Alfred Maudslay in preserving images of carvings, which have been damaged or lost, to Giles Healey and the story of the spectacular Bonampak murals, is also detailed. This film invites the world to ponder the achievements of the Maya civilization and to speculate on the reasons for its demise
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Mexican cinema
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.

Temporada de patos = Duck season