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Tales of Mexico

La Habitación

2016, Natalia Beristáin, Carlos Bolado, Carlos Carrera, Ernesto Contreras, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Alfonso Pineda Ulloa, Alejandro Valle, Iván Ávila Dueñas, Mexico/Poland, 118 min. With Irène Jacob, Kaori Momoi.

Show Times

  • Fri, Feb 9th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Feb 10th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Feb 11th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Feb 12th 8:15pm
  • Tue, Feb 13th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Feb 14th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Feb 15th 6:00pm
First Chicago run!

Eight of Mexico’s rising star directors create a colorful dramatic portrait of a century of upheaval and change in this omnibus film. A room in a turn-of-the-century mansion gives up its ghosts in eight separate episodes unfolding over a hundred years. The opulent room is in its prime in the early 20th century, as director Carlos Carrera (Oscar-nominated THE CRIME OF PADRE AMARO) weaves a story of the tension between a young mistress dressing for a gala, her oppressed maids, and her wealthy arrogant husband, initiating the film’s running theme of class warfare. The room evolves with changing fortunes, tastes, and the course of history, witnessing the Revolution, decadence, crime, earthquake, and waves of immigration and persecution. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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