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Epitaph Mexico 2015 | 82 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Ruben Imaz

Yulene Olaizola

Yulene Olaizola, (*1983) was born in Mexico City and graduated in 2009 with her documentary Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo from the CCC. Artificial Paradises is her first feature.

rated for 0 + years
Mexico in the 16th century. By order of Hérnan Cortés, the later conqueror of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, three Spanish conquistadors make their way to the summit of the volcano Popocatepetl, which is of great strategic importance for the next part of the campaign. They are led by Diego de Ordaz, a feverish psychopath, driven by personal ambition, the prospect of  posterity and an unshakeable religious conviction. The ascent is difficult and exhausting and the men feel tiny in the face of this majestic mountain. And with every metre they climb, their doubts as to their mission and the conquest of the New World grow. The film records the physical battle with the volcano with almost documentary directness and reflects both the inner and outer dramas.
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Orig. Title: Epitafio
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish, Nahuatl
Section: Vitrina
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Director: Yulene Olaizola, Ruben Imaz
Screenplay: Yulene Olaizola, Rubén Imaz
Cast: Xabier Coronado, Martín Román, Carlos Triviño
Producer: Rubén Imaz,Yulene Olaizola,Pablo Zimbrón
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Alejandro Otaola, Pascual Reyes
Camera: Emiliano Fernández
Set Designer: Alisarine Ducolomb
Cutter: Yulene Olaizola
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Format: dcp
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World Sales: Media Luna New Films UG
Production: Malacosa Cine; Varios Lobos; Una Comunión; Pimienta Films; Zoología Fantástica; Zamora Films
contact: Julia Scherban, Media Luna New Films UG: julia@medialuna.biz