Archive of films Remembrance / Recuerdos

Mexico
2003, 86 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2003

This Mexican documentary puts forward an original look at the history of the twentieth century by means of the life story of Lithuanian emigrant Luis Frank. Sharing in the melancholy of many forced sojourners, the director took memory as the starting point and goal of her documentary film. 


Synopsis

This Mexican documentary puts forward an original look at the history of the twentieth century through the life story of Lithuanian emigrant Luis Frank. It is a journey trapped in time in a world marked by wars, which focuses on emigration, military conflicts, nostalgic returns to his childhood years and memories of Mexico. Many strong personal and social events influenced the lives of people who were forced to travel around the world looking for a new home. Sharing in the melancholy of these unwillig sojourners, the director took memory as the starting point and goal of her documentary film. “More than reconstructing Luis´slife step by step," she asserts , " inthis documentary I tried to recover the individuals, places, facts, feelings and atmospheres that marked him and his lifetime.”, she asserts.

About the director

Marcela Arteaga (b. Mexico) studied film direction at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. She has cooperated with well-known personalities including Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Carlos Carrera and María Novarro. In 1993 she became known to the international public with the short El sandwich, and Del otro lado del mar took main prize at the New York International Student Film Festival. Filmography: La fábrica (1988), El sandwich (1990), Carmelitas (1995), Del otro lado del mar (1995), Recuerdos (Vzpomínky, 2003). 

Contacts

IMCINE - Mexican Film Institute
, 03100, Mexico City
Mexico
Tel: +52 55 5448 5300, +52 55 5448 5399
E-mail: informes@imcine.gob.mx
www: www.imcine.gob.mx

About the film

Color, 35 mm
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Marcela Arteaga
Screenplay: Marcela Arteaga
Dir. of Photography: Celina Cardenas
Music: Gustavo Arteaga
Editor: Sigfrido Barjau, Roberto Bolado, Marcela Arteaga
Producer: Angeles Castro, Hugo Rodriguez, Gustavo Montiel
Production: Mexican Film Institute IMCINE
Contact: IMCINE - Mexican Film Institute

Guests

Marcela Arteaga

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