Seven French feature and twenty-five short Mexican films will join the incredible cinematographic procession that will criss-cross Mexico and Central America from September 8 through October 19, 2017.
With 410,000 admissions tallied at the end of its 2016 edition (an absolute record), the Tour de Cine Francés is now a cultural institution in Mexico, and also in Central America. Last year, the selection visited nearly seventy towns in in Mexico, before then leaving to tour Costa Rica, Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
Jointly organized by the Mexican French film distribution company Nueva Era, exhibition network Cinepolis, Mexican cinema center IMCINE, the thirty-two Alliances Françaises in the country and the French Embassy, each year the Tour de Cine Francés marks the launch of the cinematique season in Mexico.
The 2017 program includes seven features, as it does each year, which will be accompanied by twenty-five Mexican shorts (forming a competition with La Palmita award). For many spectators, whose loyalty has continued to grow over twenty years, it is a way to see another kind of cinema.