Duck Season (2004)

An unusual but well-made comedy-drama from Mexico. Shot entirely in black&white, Duck Season presents us four average people in an average flat on an average Sunday afternoon, while slowly allowing their vulnerabilities to show.

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Road to Fame (2008)

A very enjoyable comedy-drama about a casting show and the dreams and hopes of the girls involved. While this may sound like a fluffy concept, it does in fact allow some penetrating glimpses into Mexico’s problems. Strong performances and fine-tuned humour help to make this a very well-rounded film.

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Todo el poder (2000)

Todo el poder is a Mexican satire dealing with the high levels of crime and corruption in the country. The film benefits from a great cast, and the writing employs dark humour as well as farcical and absurd elements. But the film ultimately is too muddled and not narrated tightly enough, so it never lives up to its full potential.

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The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)

A widely-known Mexican drama that is too ambitious for its own good. Trying to tackle too many issues at once, the film proceeds to drop them one by one and focus on its core story in the second half of the film, which creates an uneven narration.

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The Thin Yellow Line (2015)

This Mexican gem is one the most outstanding films of recent years. Quiet, moving, and with a touch of humour, Celso Garcia paints a tender picture of grown men doing some pretty tough work.

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