Mexican cinema’s “direct approach to reality”.
“A new Mexico and a new international audience.”
“This ‘wave’ is an effect of what is happening in the arts in Mexico and not just film. It’s a generation reclaiming its part in the world, and not only in Mexico.”
“A country is an idea that can be expressed through images”.
“A country is an idea that can be expressed through images, words and many other forms of expression.”
“When it was suggested to Churchill that he should close the museums and stop the funds for every cultural project because the country needed money for the war, his response was that if we sell this and close that, then what are we fighting for?”
At the turn of the twenty-first century, Mexican cinema entered into a period of incredible success. A new wave, later to be dubbed the Buena Onda. This is the story of the highs, lows and ultimately, the successes of Mexican Cinema.
For Guillermo del Toro, it was what lay beneath the bed, behind the curtain, or in the darkness that made him tick as a child and that inspires him creatively as a writer and director today. As a self-confessed lover of the macabre, del Toro surrounds himself with art, imagery, sculptures and collections of all that…
The Shape of Water is an impossibly beautiful exploration of love, friendship and humanity; part drama, part heist movie, part thriller, all fantasy, expertly crafted in the way that only director Guillermo del Toro can.
“In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being…
“The camera is looking and revealing things to you and teaching you, rather than simply presenting things to you”.
In 2013, director Guillermo del Toro unleashed his baby, Pacific Rim, onto the world. The tale of monsters vs robots did…modestly well for itself, hauling in $411 million worldwide. Not enough for the sequel to be green lit instantly, but also enough to ensure that it wasn’t ruled out altogether. Del Toro has been pushing…