La Academia Mexicana de Ciencias y Artes Cinematograficas has been recognizing the best in Mexican film since 1947 with the Ariel awards. Given the price of gas, you'll be happy to know the best cinema is available closer to home from your Library.
Loss, redemption, and love with a smattering of the supernatural is just a sample of what is available. My film club recently screened La ley de Herodes / Herod's Law and we were amazed how the dark humor surrounding political corruption clearly communicated across the language barrier.
So pull out your readers or practice your Spanish with a sample offering of Mexico's best films!
- Lake Tahoe
- Temporada de patos / Duck Season
- El misterio del Trinidad / The mystery of Trinidad
- The Crime of Padre Amaro / El crimen del Padre Amaro
- Cuentos de hadas para dormir cocodrilos / Fairy Tales to Put Crocodiles to Sleep
- Amores perros / Love's a Bitch
- Bajo California
- Por si no te vuelvo a ver / If I Never See You Again
- Cilantro y perejil / Recipes to Stay Together
- El callejón de los milagros / Midaq Alley