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Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía

Works: 446 works in 786 publications in 3 languages and 15,179 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Biography  Documentary films  Motion picture music  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
The crime of Padre Amaro by Carlos Carrera( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amaro, un joven de 24 años recién ordenado sacerdote, llega a la parroquia de un pequeño pueblo (Los Reyes) para auxiliar en los servicios del templo al Padre Benito. En el pueblo, el Padre Amaro conoce a Amelia, una hermosa chica de 16 años. El Padre Amaro, poco a poco se va dando cuenta de los que sucede en el pueblo
Cabeza de Vaca by Nicolás Echevarria( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1528 a Spanish expedition founders off the coast of Florida. 600 lives are lost. One survivor, Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, roams across the American continent searching for his Spanish comrades. Instead he discovers the Iguase, an ancient Indian tribe. Over the next eight years, Cabeza de Vaca learns their mystical culture, becoming a healer--and a leader. But soon this New World collides with the Old World as Spanish conquistadors seek to enslave the Indians, and Cabeza de Vaca must confront his own people and his past
Fresa y chocolate Strawberry and chocolate by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David, a student at Havana University, is devastated when his girlfriend marries someone else. When he meets a gay artist, Diego, he is drawn to his cultured lifestye and a friendship forms between them
Stellet licht( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Low German and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a man betrays his family by having an affair with another woman, which changes the course of events with both his wife and his mistress
Cronos by Guillermo del Toro( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging antique dealer Jesús Gris marks his time with his granddaughter Aurora, and his wife Mercedes, but after he discovers the ancient Cronos device, a sixteenth-century invention that grants eternal life and vigor to the user, Señor Gris discovers the drawbacks are marble white skin that burns under sunlight and an insatiable thirst for human blood; meanwhile, a dying industrialist obtains the alchemist's journal, learns of the device, and imports his American nephew to track down and obtain the device, by force if necessary
Mexican cinema( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danzón by María Novaro( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia, a telephone operator in Mexico City, goes on a journey to search for her missing dance partner who she believes has fled to Vera Cruz
La otra conquista The other conquest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico, 1521. The Spanish army of Hernando Cortés has swept through the New World forcing their religious beliefs on the brave Aztec people. A skillful Aztec scribe, who survived the Massacre of the Temple in 1520, spends years trying to preserve the rites and customs of his people. The Spanish army would conquer their land, but not the soul of the Aztec people
Temporada de patos Duck season( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flama y Moko tienen catorce años, cuentan con todo lo necesario para sobrevivir al tedio de un domingo: la casa sola, video juegos, pornografía manga, refrescos y pizzas a domicilio; pero La Compañía de Luz, un repartidor, once segundos, el Real Madrid vs. el Manchester, un pastel de misterioso contenido y un espantoso cuadro de patos rompen con la armonía de lo que prometía ser un plácido domingo. El divorcio de los padres, la soledad, la confusión entre amor y amistad en la adolescencia y la frustración en la vida adulta son temas que se ponen al descubierto en esta fresca comedia
Cilantro y perejil by Arcella Ramfrez( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A female documentary director's latest project is to capture her sister's marital difficulties on film in hopes of shedding light on the travails of modern romance
Los insólitos peces gato( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heartwarming tale of two unique women who bond while recuperating in a hospital. Martha, a mother of four rambunctious and imaginative children, finds solace when she meets the younger woman, Claudia, and quickly the two build a strong relationship. When Martha invites Claudia to live with her family, Claudia unwittingly takes on the responsibility of becoming a surrogate mother to Martha's children
El callejón de los milagros( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of three neighbors whose lives are intertwined in the old downtown section of Mexico City
Novia que te vea by Guita Schyfter( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delightful depiction of the adventures, suffering, love affairs and difficulties of two Mexican Jewish girls in the early 1960s
Quién diablos es Juliette? Who the hell is Juliette?( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the lives and thoughts of some young people in Havana in the 1990's as seen through the making of a film, "The story of Yuliet Ortega & Fabiola Quiroz as filmed by Carlos Marcovich."
Santitos by Alejandro Springall( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the widowed Esperanza loses her daughter to a rare virus, she searches her faith for an explanation. When St. Jude appears to her and tells her that her daughter is still alive, Esperanza becomes convinced her daughter was kidnapped and sold as a sex slave. Becoming a prostitute, she sets out to find her daughter in Tijuana. She eventually finds her way to Los Angeles where she unexpectedly finds true love
El jardín del Edén The Garden of Eden by Maria Novara( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three border-crossing stories are intertwined on the contemporary U.S.-Mexican border at Tijuana: those of a young Mexican mother with three children, seeking to start a new life after her husband's death; of a gringa adventurer looking for her whale-watching brother and for a Chicana friend in search of her roots; and of a campesino seeking to cross the border for better living conditions
Profundo carmesí Deep crimson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the Lonely Hearts Murders, Nicolas and Coral roam the back roads of Mexico looking for lonely women who Nicolas seduces and the insanely jealous Coral then murders
Las Buenrostro the Buenrostros( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buenrostros are an important and prosperous family, but it's the women who rule the roost. Between their love triangles and secret snuff business, these ladies cook up a comedy where passion, humor, and death are the most important ingredients
Angel de fuego Angel of fire( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a rundown circus on the outskirts of Mexico City, 13 year-old Alma earns a living as a trapeze artist. When her fellow performers find out that she is pregnant, Alma is expelled from the circus. She lives on the streets until she meets a troupe of traveling puppeteers that preach the word of God. Alma sees a promise in them, a glimpse of hope. This is a story of a young girl's search for redemption and forgiveness."--Container
Mystery of the Maya by Barrie Howells( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Europe suffered through the Dark Ages, the culture of the Maya of Central America was reaching its apex. Through dramatizations and recreations, this film illustrates scenes from traditional Maya life, the period of the Spanish invasion, the nineteenth-century explorers who first documented the existence of Maya cities, and the discovery of the tomb of seventh-century ruler King Pacal at Palenque. The film considers remarkable Maya achievements in art, architecture, the calendar and astronomical observations, and writing through the lens of their great city-temples of Chichén Itzá, Tulum, and Palenque. The work of various despoilers, explorers, and archeologists, from Franciscan bishop Diego de Landa and the lost Maya Codex, the Englishmen Frederick Catherwood and Alfred Maudslay in preserving images of carvings, which have been damaged or lost, to Giles Healey and the story of the spectacular Bonampak murals, is also detailed. This film invites the world to ponder the achievements of the Maya civilization and to speculate on the reasons for its demise
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Alternative Names

Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico) Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía

Consejo nacional para la cultura y las artes (Mexique). Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía

Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (México) Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía



Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía

Mexican Film Institute.

Temporada de patos Duck season