The first major political revolution of the 20th century, the Mexican Revolution transformed that society while offering a model for the rest of Latin America for government-directed social change. To commemorate its centenary, ten of Mexico’s brightest young directors each contributed a short to this omnibus project, organized and co-produced by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna.

Ranging from Patricia Riggen’s delightful Beautiful and Beloved to Carlos Reygadas’s explosive This Is My Kingdom, Revolución is an intriguing collection of responses to the Revolution’s legacy, a fascinating panorama of views on contemporary Mexico, as well as a terrific introduction to one of the world’s most consistently exciting national cinemas. [Synopsis courtesy of the New York Film Festival]


Cristina returns to her hometown Cuernavaca after a seven year absence. The bittersweet reunion with her brother Mauricio unravels old and tragic memories. Cristina, determined to heal their relationship, collapses its fragile stability.

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Valentin is Acapulco’s resident playboy, until a former fling leaves a baby on his doorstep and him heading with her out of Mexico.