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Guadalajara: First Details of Guillermo del Toro’s Animation Center, Takeaways

Guadalajara: First Details of Guillermo del Toro’s Animation Center, Takeaways

’Petra,’ ‘Midnight Family ‘ Win Big at Guadalajara

The 34th Guadalajara Int’l Film Festival (Ficg), boasting a new general director, Estrella Araiza, wrapped March 15 with a bevy of cash prizes spread out among several categories. Documentaries ruled, led by Premio Mezcal best film and best director winner “Midnight Family” by Luke Lorentzen, who also lensed the gripping account of a family of private ambulance operators in Mexico City. The festival’s Lgbtq section, Premio Maguey, gave its top prize to docu “One Taxi Ride” by Mak C.K., which in a non-lineal structure, chronicles the reactions of the family and community of Erick who ventures out of the closet after 10 years. Brazil’s Ricardo Calil took home the Ibero-American best documentary gong for “Cine Morocco,” hailed by jurors for its “creation of a risky narrative structure” to cover several topical issues in Brazil. Spanish Cannes regular Jaime Rosales snagged the

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