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Guanajuato International Film Festival starts today

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SMA, Gto. – Japan, the special guest of the “Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF)”,  comes to steal the show.

Rock bands, renowned filmmakers, actors, 3 filmic programs, short films, animations and horror movies are part of the GIFF‘s official programme, that will be held in San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, from 22 to 31 July 2016.

Naomi Kawase and Masato Harada, prominent filmmakers, will receive a special tribute. The public will be able to perceive Kawase’s vision through her most recent films, ‘A pastry shop in Tokyo’ and ‘Still Water’. With the projection of these works, Guanajuato will sign an agreement with the Festival of Nara, Japan, founded and directed by her.

photo: http://www.giff.mx/

photo: http://www.giff.mx/

The Japanese gala could not be complete without a glimpse at Kaori Momoi’s artistic trajectory; her free and eager spirit conquers every scene of her work. Momoi is not only one of the best actresses of her country, but also a cinema’s director, singer, essayist, dancer and teacher.

As part of the openning ceremony, Mexican actor, Damian Bichir will be honored.

Great response on social networks

Sara Hoch, GIFF’s director, said that everything is ready for the festival to begin and San Miguel de Allende will be transformed into a “gala city”.

“There has been a great response on social networks from all over Mexico. The demand for accommodations in our city has exceeded the expectations, therefore, reservations have been transfered to Juriquilla, Queretaro and Celaya, Guanajuato; which also offer good hotels, and the roads that connect these cities with SMA are in excellent conditions”.

Finally, Hoch concluded:  “last year we had 109,000 visitors. In this edition we believe that can surpass that number, as we carry out one of the best and the most complete festivals in our history.”

photo: http://www.giff.mx/

photo: http://www.giff.mx/


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