This Land of Mine
Mexico | 2018 | DCP | Color | 75 min | Pedro González-Rubio
WEDNESDAY 2 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 20:30 HRS | 74 MIN (Q&A with Director)
SATURDAY 5 | INSTITUTO GOETHE | 18:00 HRS | 74 MIN (Q&A with Director)
Director: Pedro González-Rubio
Screenplay: Pedro González-Rubio
Producer: Clara Vega, Mauricio Fabre, Jose Álvarez, Joshua Gil
Cinematography: Pedro González-Rubio
Editing: Karla Díaz
Sound: Raquel Belver, Sergio Díaz
Music: Morgan Szymanski
Production Company: Alacrán con Alas, Latattore Foundation
The time has come for the hands that work the earth, heiresses of a language and an ancestral conscience that never forgets the origin. Of deep México, of its cornfields and fruits, in order to re-evaluate the relationship between the body and spirit.
Mexico 1976. In 2005 he co-directed his first documentary, Toro Negro, included in the first Ambulante tour, which won the Horizontes award at San Sebastián, Best Documentary awards at Morelia and Havana. His second documentary, also in co-direction, Common Ground (2007), follows the work of Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu during the filming of Babel.
His film Alamar (2009) gathered more than 15 international awards including the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. Inori (2012), produced by filmmaker Naomi Kawase, went on to win the Golden Leopard in the Filmmakers of the Present at Locarno. His documentary Icaros (2014) was filmed in Costa Rica, and selected at the Visions du Reel. He has worked as photographer in several projects filmed in Mexico, Africa, Europe and the USA. His next two films are Antígona (2018) –the first of his documentaries filmed in Mexico City, where he grew up– and Tierra Mía (2018), a documentary dedicated to Puebla and its people.
Morelia International Film Festival, 2018, Mexico