Guanajuato European Film Festival (Guanajuato Cine Europeo: GUCE) is pleased to announce Sweden as guest of honor during its 7th edition, that will include a homage to filmmaker, scriptwriter, artistic director and actor Jaime Chávarri from Spain.
From August 28 to September 7, a total of 104 films will be screened, which will be exhibited in a total of 161 different venues of the Four University of Guanajuato Campuses and other Higher Level Education Schools in the state.
“The official section features 22 award-winning titles from European cinema, including the inaugural film” Toni Erdmann, “which won almost all of the European festival awards last year and was considered a revolution in the way of making films today, because of the atypical comedy” said Montserrat Alejandri, coordinator of the Cine Club.
Sweden will present a total of 34 productions that can be seen in all sections including GUCE Children. In addition, there is the collaboration of the Embassy and the National Film School of Sweden for the exhibition of Swedish Cinema that can be enjoyed at the Cinema Club from 11 to 18 September.
The Festival has also a link with IMCINE for the retrospective dedicated to the Mexican director María Novaro. “We want to start this type of double celebration, a tribute to a European director or filmmaker, but also a section where we recognize the work of good Mexican directors,” said the coordinator.
Each edition will be taken by a Department of the University of Guanajuato so that its students, academics and film experts can watch and talk about movies that have to do with their area of expertise.
This year GUCE has five free workshops that are aimed at the university community and the general public. There will also be six academic activities and six conferences with the participation of film critics such as: David Valdés, José Antonio Valdés Peña, and Jorge Lanzagorta.
Some of the exhibitions are “Nostalgia de luz” where cinematographers will present their work. At the gallery “La Saliva” the work of three young graduates of Visual Arts and one of the Michoacan University will be in display as part of the “Urbe” exhibition.
In the scenic part is planned the presentation of the Kumantuk ensemble with the live musicalization of the movie “The Ghost Train”, which was restored by the film library of the UNAM. To enjoy the festival even at lunch time, GUCE is pleased to have the participation of 10 restaurants, which will be responsible for preparing filem theme menus.
During 11 days, films will be exhibited in 9 venues of the University of Guanajuato such as the steps of the UG main building, the General Auditorium, the Inn of San Antonio, Plaza Juárez, and Auditorio Jorge Ibargüengoitia, among others.