Mexico | 2019| DCP | Color | 20 min | Nicolasa Ruiz

SUNDAY 6 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 12:00 HRS | 102 MIN (total running time) (english subtitles)


Director: Nicolasa Ruiz
Screenplay: Nicolasa Ruiz
Producer: Paulina Valencia
Cinematography: Rubén Marrufo, Hugo Fermé, Nicolasa Ruiz
Editing: Ricardo Silva, Nicolasa Ruiz
Sound: Derrick Tam Sparrow
Music: Joey Pérez
Production Company: Spécola, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Cast: Julio Ruiz


“I´ve made a lot of paintings I´m proud of, made amidst this chaos you keep talking about, where I don´t have money or anything else [...]” is the answer that artist Julio Ruiz gives to his daughter´s questioning while she tries to make a cinematic portrait of him. For JR, the value of being true to oneself is more meaningful than the promise of stability that a traditional life has to offer. 


Nicolasa Ruiz (1991 Mexicali, Baja California), studied the Degree in Audiovisual Media at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC). She was a PECDA stimulation scholar in the 2016-2017 period to make her first documentary short film JR (FICUNAM Aciertos 2019). She works in the production company Spécola as a producer, director and scriptwriter. She currently has the support of IMCINE for the realization of her second documentary short Obachan that is now in the post-production stage.