Mexfest has arrived! What is Mexfest? A celebration of all things Mexican! Films! Food! Art! Music!
From 11th-14th July, there will be outdoor films and parties!
We’ve previewed some of the film highlights:
Veracruz (1954) @ Rich Mix 2pm
Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster play two soldiers escorting a countess across the gulf of Mexico.
After Lucia (2012) @ Rich Mix 6pm
After Lucia won the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes and was nominated for Best Film at the London Film Festival. It follows a father and his daughter after the death of his wife, Lucia.
Nacho Libre (2006) @ Canary Wharf 7.30pm
Comedy-drama starring Jack Black as a Catholic priest who dreams of becoming a masked luchador (mexican wrestler).
The Young and the Damned / Los Olvidados (1950) @ BFI 4pm
Classic from Luis Bunuel about a group of young people living in the crime-ridden slums of Mexico City. The film won the Best Director award at Cannes in 1951.
To find out more about the festival check out their website HERE, or watch this video they’ve made.