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5 Noteworthy Films To Catch At This Year’s Mexican Film Festival

Of film noir, comedy, love and the bleakness of life

Back in its third year running, the Mexican Film Festival will be held at The Projector from 1 to 4 Jun.

Taking a darker turn this year, the festival will feature thought-provoking films such as Bleak Street, which takes a comedic look at the lives of sex workers.

Curated by The Projector and presented in partnership with the The Embassy of Mexico in Singapore, the festival will present some of Mexico’s most refreshing cinematic voices.

Here are five films that will be premiering at The Projector:

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1. Bleak Street

Directed by Arturo Ripstein, Bleak Street is a black-and-white dark comedy about two elderly sex workers who had to rob the twin dwarf lucha libre wrestlers to make ends meet. Despite being set in one of the world’s most crowded cities, Mexico City, the film gives off a desolate sense of depopulation and shines the spotlight on the squalid lives of the poor.

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