London Mexfest


July will see the return of Mexican arts and culture festival MexFest to the capital, for four days of contemporary film, architecture, music and visual arts. Celebrating the best of contemporary Mexican culture, the MexFest mission is to provide a platform for the country’s established and up-and-coming artists and directors and to create a space to present the best of the country’s film production to London audiences. Featuring screenings, talks, and special events and outdoor cinema screenings, the festival will be a celebration of Mexican talent and offer a rare opportunity to enjoy cutting-edge art from Mexico.

Over the course of the four-day event, film screenings and special events will be held throughout the city at the Rich Mix, the BFI and Canary Wharf (where Mexican street food restaurant Wahaca will be setting up an outdoor cinema). Film highlights include: The festival opening night film: The Girl by David Riker, Cannes Film Festivalwinner Michel Franco’s After Lucia, Halley by Sebastian Hofmann who be holding a short Q&A after each of the film’s screenings, the UK premiere of documentary film, J.C. Chávez by actor and director Diego Luna, a special screening of Luis Buñuel’s classic masterpiece The Young and the Damned (Los Olvidados) at the BFI and the festival closing night film: Three Voices by Otilia Portillo.


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