A new Mexican director, Alejadnro Paese, featured at Latino Film Fest with his new movie “Cuernavaca” playing tomorrow Wednesday at the AMC River East at 6:15 pm. The movie was nominated for Best Mexican Film at the Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara.
Andy´s world changes completely when his mother has an accident.
When there is no one to take care of him, the boy is carried to Cuernavaca to his paternal grandmother´s house. While her mother is debating between life and death, the child will face the rejection of his grandmother, the seductive and dangerous world of the son of the gardener and will start the search for his father.
“Cuernavaca is my first feature film. It is based on my childhood memories. My grandmother had a house in the warm and tropical city of Cuernavaca. Her house had beautiful gardens, but they were surrounded by big walls always trying to keep them apart from the violence and dangers of the outside. She was also like that, always hiding things, trying to look perfect, but inside she was full of pain and anger. I use her story as a metaphor of my country, full of walls that try to separate the outside violence, but not being conscious that the real violence starts inside each one of us when our pain is too big and not attended,” said Director Alejandro Peasa.
About Alejandro Peasa:
Alejandro Andrade Pease was born in Mexico City, where he studied communication at the Anahuac University and filmmaking at the CUEC, the Film School of the National University of Mexico (UNAM). As a director, he has worked on documentaries for TVE (Spain) and ONCETV (Mexico). His screenplay prizes include the 1998 prize of the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) for Esta hermosa cadena. His short film Juego de manos (2004) was selected in over 20 international film festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, the Melbourne International Film Festival, and the 2004 Berlinale Panorama section. It received the Best Project award in Spain’s SGAE in 2005, and at Mexico’s Este corto sí se ve. Cuernavaca (2017) is his first feature film.