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Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía

Works: 378 works in 834 publications in 6 languages and 15,961 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Horror films  Vampire films  Coming-of-age films  Biographical films  Historical films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Producer, prn, Editor, Publisher, Sponsor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
The crime of 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

A recently ordained priest is sent to a small parish church in rural Mexico to help an aging priest. Upon arriving at his new post, he meets a beautiful young woman with a religious passion that borders on obsession. Quickly her passion for her faith becomes entangled in a growing attraction to the new priest. When the priest crosses the line that seperates temptation from sin, he finds himself torn between the devine and the carnal, the righteous and the unjust
Fresa y chocolate Strawberry and chocolate by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 791 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 728 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
Cronos by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The directorial debut from Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth), Cronos combines a surreal and distincitve take on the classic vampire yarn with an allegory about US/Mexican relations. Cronos concerns elderly antique dealer Jesus Gris who, with his eight-year-old granddaughter Aurora, discovers an ancient artifact that once belonged to a 16th century alchemist. Unbeknownst to Gris, the device-which resemble an ornate mechanical beetle-houses an immortal parasite that will grant eternal life to its host. The cost? An extreme aversion to daylight and an agonising thirst for human blood. The film which introduced del Toro to Hollywood won the Mercedes Benz award at Cannes, and is a terrifying modern Vampire tale." -- Container
Stellet licht by Carlos Reygadas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in German and Low German and held by 530 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 )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 488 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
Danzón by María Novaro( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 385 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,
Los insólitos peces gato by Claudia Sainte-Luce( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 373 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
La otra conquista The other conquest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 373 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 Arcella Ramfrez( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 348 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 346 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
Profundo carmesí Deep crimson by Arturo Ripstein( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Spanish and French 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
Güeros( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in Spanish and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of slackers embark on a journey in order to pay their final respects to their childhood idol, but the simple trip soon becomes a voyage of self-discovery
Quién diablos es Juliette? Who the hell is Juliette? by Carlos Marcovich( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 284 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." Cinematographer Carlos Marcovich first met Yuliet Ortega, a young prostitute from Havana, when he shot a music video starring model Fabiola Quiroz. When he realized that the two women had not seen their respective fathers for many years, he made this documentary shot primarily in Havana over 1995-97
El callejón de los milagros = Midaq Alley by Jorge Fons( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 272 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 )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delightful depiction of the adventures, suffering, love affairs and difficulties of two Mexican Jewish girls in the early 1960s. They follow their separate paths toward marriage in defiance of tradition and their families' expectations
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
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

Las mujeres de una próspera familia ocultan secretos insospechados que van desde los enredos amorosos hasta el asesinato por peidad o por codicia. La historia de estas excéntricas mujeres combina el amor, los brebajes, el humor negro y la muerte. Mas vale una buena muerte que una mala vida
The fiery angel by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a rundown circus on the outskirts of Mexico City, 13 year-old Alma earns a living as a trapeze artist. When her fellow performers find out that she is pregnant, Alma is expelled from the circus. She lives on the streets until she meets a troupe of traveling puppeteers that preach the word of God. Alma sees a promise in them, a glimpse of hope. This is a story of a young girl's search for redemption and forgiveness."--Container
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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