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 camera is looking and revealing things to you and teaching you, rather than simply presenting things to you”.
Crimson Peak is upon us. Released this week, Guillermo del Toro’s Gothic Romance takes us to a beautifully creepy mansion, following in the footsteps Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska) to the home of her new love, Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston), and his sister Lucille Sharpe (Jessica Chastain)….a home which is host for ghostly apparitions, and where all is not as it seems….
Full disclosure – I love…LOVE Guillermo del Toro’s films. And he is back with a bang! The trailer for del Toro’s return to gothic horror Crimson Peak has been released, and from the first glimpse, I’m happy to report that it looks beautiful (and suitably creepy). Though del Toro’s long time collaborator, cinematographer Guillermo Navarro…