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Cannes Critics’ Week Celebrates Mexican Cinema’s ‘Vibrant Energy’ With Morelia Shorts

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Marta Balaga In collaboration with Mexico’s Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), Cannes’ Critics’ Week has presented four shorts by upcoming Mexican directors on Thursday: Daniela Silva Solórzano’s “The Things I Tell You”; “The Short Film” by José Luis Isoard Arrubarrena; “To Go Away and Come Back” by José Permar: and “A Hand Beneath the Snow” by José Esteban Pavlovich. “We started by presenting Critics’ Week’s films at our festival, because it’s an important section for Mexico.

That’s where Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro González Iñárritu were first discovered,” explains FICM’s director Daniela Michel.

Since 2005, Mexican shorts have been travelling to Cannes, too. “We have been very, very lucky to have this collaboration. It has also strengthened our relationship with Critics’ Week.

Since last year, we have also been a part of [workshop] Next Step,” she adds, opening up about this year’s selection. “These films show the diversity and the variety of Mexican voices.

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