Thursday, July 25, 2024

Two films to screen in San Pedro for Belize International Film Festival on July 20th


Two films are scheduled to be screened on Ambergris Caye as part of the lined up of films for the 9th edition of the Belize International Film Festival. The events started on Wednesday July 16th in Belize City and culminate on Sunday July 20th with the annual awards show. As part of the events, on Saturday July 19th, two films will be screening at the San Pedro Central Park.

According to local event coordinator on Ambergris Caye, Jorge Aldana, the films will be open to the public (free) starting at 7:30PM. The first to be screened is a five-minute Mexican film entitled Xochimilco 1914. The historical piece depicts an animation of the December 4th, 1914 encounter between Mexican revolutionists and now heroes Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata. The film visually explores the words of these revolutionists. The 2010 short film is directed Esteban Azuela, Mar Soler, Carlos Gamboa and Luis Nuñez.

xochimilco 1914
xochimilco 1914

The second film is entitled Love on a weekend/Amor en Fin and is also a Mexican film directed in 2009 by Salvador Aguirre. The films tell the intimate stories three pairs of lovers from three drastically different segments of society who follow similar paths, boldly risking untold pain and heartache in order to achieve love, happiness and respect the weekend prior to the most controversial presidential elections in Mexico. Starring is Daniel Jimenez Cancho known for his role in “Arrancame La Vida” and Oscar nominated actress Adriana Barraza for her role in Babel.

Love on a weekend
Love on a weekend

Official Trailer for Love on a Weekend/Amor En Fin

Aldana said that English subtitles will be available for the Spanish language films. A big screen will setup inside the central park with enough audio for those wishing to view the two films. Seating will also be available for those planning to make it a safe family event.

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