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NOTICIAS LEJANAS

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Ricardo Benet
Mexiko, 2005
Fiction, 120min, OmeU

NOTICIAS LEJANAS

Ricardo Benet
Mexiko, 2005
Fiction, 120min, OmeU

Cast: 
David Aarón Estrada
Mayahuel del Monte
Martín Palomares
Gina Moret
Lucía Muñoz
Screenplay: 
Ricardo Benet
Sound: 
Isabel Muñoz
Nerio Barneries
Matias Barberis
Camera: 
Martin Boege
Editor: 
Lucrecia Gutierrez
Composer: 
Guillermo González Phillips

Production: 
Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia Insurgentes sur 674 Col. del Valle 03100 Mexiko-Stadt, Mexiko T 544 853 39 difuinte@imcine.gob.mx
World Sales: 
Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia Insurgentes sur 674 Col. del Valle 03100 Mexiko-Stadt, Mexiko T 544 853 39 mercaint@imcine.gob.mx
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Following a family tragedy, young Martín leaves his desert outpost, a village folding into itself having been passed for water and electric infrastructure, to find his biological father. On his journey into the moloch of Mexico City, Martín's hopes turn more fleeting and illusory. Benet's easy, naturalistic approach is similar to Carlos Reygadas' Japón. Visual similarities abound too, the evocative, sun-bleached, dusk-dusted camerawork emphasizing the film's emotional truths. An ethereal haze hangs over Martín and his family: Although he drifts through the ghost towns of globalization, the country floats through him and his family. (Wells Dunbar)