The Compass Is Carried by the Dead Man (La brujula la lleva el muerto)

A Mexican boy bound for Chicago tries to cross the border, but is the crowded wagon he rides in going the right way? An offbeat, allegorical odyssey that blends absurd humor with pastoral imagery. A young man and a dead man journey north through a subtly surreal desert landscape, picking up a wagonful of odd characters as they go in this darkly humorous satire of contemporary Mexico. Written by TIFF LAFF

Cadena Perpetua

“El Tarzan” Lira is an ex-convict who decides to give up his criminal past and reform his life. However, a corrupt policeman blackmails him leaving “El Tarzan” no other option but to continue committing robberies. Adapting the genre conventions of the film noir to the Mexican context, Ripstein’s film focuses on Mexican police corruption and questions the judicial system.