Every year the Hola Mexico Film Festival showcases some of the best Mexican current films. This year was its 8th edition in Los Angeles after Samuel Douek, festival director, started it in Australia in 2006.
Mexican cinema is going through a new golden era, and one of the main reasons is the support of EFICINE, a law created by the Mexican government that allows big corporations to give part of their taxes to filmmakers instead of the Mexican IRS. There is also a similar law for theater. This allows both film and theater creators to bring a lot of projects to life. In 2015, 140 features were produced in Mexico, and it is a very cool thing to have these films available in LA through the Hola Mexico Film Festival.
Unfortunately, a lot of people still don’t know about this festival, and I don’t understand why so many Americans in the film business are missing it. I had the opportunity to watch a few films. The ones I watched were a cultural collide of Mexican and American cultures. Continue Reading →