Map of Mexican Dreams

A programme of short films showing the colours, landscapes, and radical contrasts of Mexico. A magical, mythical, surrealist journey through today’s Mexico most daring storytellers.

Get your pass to watch the programme online from 22-30 January 2022 (UK audiences only).



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A programme of short films showing the colours, landscapes, and radical contrasts of Mexico. A fascinating country that has preserved its magical, mythical past – a past that is meant to clash with today’s modernity (from capitalism to the arrival of cutting-edge technology) but instead they seem to co-exist in perfect harmony, resulting in a surrealist experience. Even Salvador Dalí, as he was leaving Mexico, said: “I can’t stand to be in a country that is more surrealist than my paintings”.

And for all its contrasts, it is Mexico’s power of oscillation and mediation between life and death which makes it such a fascinating country. Let us take you on a spiritual ride to discover the mastery of Mexican storytellers. From the cities to the rural southern Chiapas, from naturalistic human rights documentaries to hyper surrealist animated films. All these films showcase a unique talent of Mexican filmmakers to tell stories where gods, flowers, violence, dreams, rainforests, non-binary skaters, and poetry blend in perfect harmony.

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