30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Desert Within Mexico 2007 | 112 min | OV | Colour | FF 2008

rated for 0 + years
In the midst of the 1920s revolution in Mexico, Farmer Elias (Mario Zaragoza) accidentally kills a priest. Henceforth he is convinced that his family is doomed and he takes them to a remote place where he begins to build a church. The youngest son’s health suffers in consequence, and he is isolated in a little hut where he paints pictures to decorate the church with. A powerful, archaic tale of the aberrations of faith and religiosity. Showered with awards at the Guadalajara Film Festival.
Original title: Desierto adentro
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Spanish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Rodrigo Plá
Screenplay: Laura Santullo, Rodrígo Plá
Cast: Mario Zaragoza, Diego Cataño, Memo Dorantes, Eileen Yañez
Producer: Rodrigo Plá, Germán Méndez
Director of Photography: Serguei Saldivar Tanaka
Music: Jacobo Lieberman, Loenardo Heiblum
Production Design: Gloria Carrasco, Antonio Plá
Editor: Ana García, Rodrigo Plá
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
Printsource: Mexican Film Institute IMCINE
German Distributor:
World Sales: Mexican Film Institute IMCINE, Insurgentes Sur 674, Col. del Valle. Del. Benito, Juárez C.P., 03100 México City, Mexico, Tel: +52 55 54485338, Fax: +52 55 54485380, email: informes(at),
Production: Mexican Film Institute IMCINE


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