Mexfest London (11th-14th July)

London-MexFest-960x719

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:

THURSDAY 11th

Veracruz (1954) @ Rich Mix 2pm

Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster play two soldiers escorting a countess across the gulf of Mexico.

FRIDAY 12th

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.

SATURDAY 13TH

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).

SUNDAY 14th

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.

Flossie Topping is the former Editor-in-Chief of Critics Associated (2013-2015).