(México, 2018)

  • Director: Joyce García
  • Production Companies: La Furia Cine
  • Producers: Yuli Rodríguez
  • Screenplay: Joyce García
  • Cinematography: Joyce García
  • Editing: Paloma López Carrillo, Joyce García
  • Sound: Nicolás Aguilar
  • Cast: Lupita la Cigarrita, Sonido Duende

The Sonidero movement echoes throughout the streets of Mexico City with waves of tropical rhythms, neon lights and dance moves. This tradition has taken root in the city’s popular neighborhoods and in time has ceased to be a mere excuse to come together, giving way to something much more powerful: it now constitutes an urban identity between neighborhoods, and the need to find happiness amidst a city that threatens to swallow them. Two brave and touching characters, La Cigarrita and El Duende fight to keep this tradition alive, opposing the government’s initiative to gentrify their neighborhoods. During the festivities that celebrate la Virgen de la Merced (The Virgin of Mercy) -one of the city’s most popular events- sonideros face a wall of anti-riot police.

Director Joyce García, builds a deep and endearing relationship with her main characters, who share their life stories with disarming honesty. Yo no soy guapo depicts a cultural movement through the eyes of those who celebrate the simple act of surviving, and in doing so, reclaim their right to exist.

DATES:

THURSDAY 8th NOV
CINEMEX SALA 1 / 15:00-16:29 – SCREENING WITH Q&A SESSION
FRIDAY 9th NOV
CINEMEX PLATINO SALA 2 / 14:30-15:59

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