FICM Mexican

Reygadas, Carlos

Dirección, Edición, Guión, Producción, Reparto. ,

Contact: 52 73 02 30

He studied law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD), Mexico City, and received a master’s degree in armed conflict at the King’s College London (King’s / KCL), England. He is the founding partner of the Mexican production company ND Mantarraya. His work has been shown at numerous film screenings and festivals around the world, including five editions of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM). He has received more than 50 national and international awards. For his first feature Japón (2002), he won the Golden Camera award at the 55th Cannes Film Festival, France; the Best Director award at the 56th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF); and the Best First Film award at the 24th International Festival of New Latin American Film, Havana, Cuba, among others. At the 3rd FICM, he presented his second feature film Batalla en el cielo (2005), for which he received, among other prizes, Best Picture, Best Photography and the Critics’ Awards at the 9th Film Festival of Lima, Peru; Best Picture at the 11th Festivalíssimo, the Latin American Film Festival of Montreal, Canada; and the Screen International Award at the 17th European Film Awards Ceremony by the European Film Academy (EFA). Revolución (2010), a collective work in which Reygadas collaborated, premiered at the 8th FICM. The film also participated, among other festivals, in the 49th Cannes Critics’ Week, and won the Abrazo award for Best Feature and the French Film Critics Union award at the 19th Biarritz Festival of Latin American Cinema and Cultures, France. Carlos Reygadas was the Special Invited Guest at the 9th FICM, where he presented his third feature film Luz silenciosa (2007). This film won numerous awards, including the Jury Award at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, France; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Photography, and Best Soundtrack at the 29th International Festival of New Latin American Film, Havana, Cuba; and five Ariel Awards at the 50th Ariel Awards, Mexico: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Photography for Alexis Zabé and Best Supporting Actress for María Pankratz. At the 6th FICM, his short films Max (1999) and Prisioneros (1999) were exhibited in the program Ten Years of Mantarraya. His fourth feature film, Post Tenebras Lux (2012), which premiered at a gala event at the 10th FICM, won, among other awards, the Best Director award at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, France; Best Picture and Special Mention at the 27th Mar del Plata International Film Festival in Argentina; and Best Photography and Best Sound at the 34th International Festival of New Latin American Film, Havana, Cuba.