Seven French feature films and fifteen Mexican shorts embarked on an incredible cinematic procession travelled through Mexico, Central America, Argentina, and Chile, from September 6 through October 23.
With 420,000 admissions registered at its 2018 edition (the highest figures ever for the event, way more than the previous record of 410,000 admissions in 2016), the French Cinema Tour in Mexico remains a veritable cultural and popular institution in Mexico, as well as in Central America in recent years, and in South America since last year. Last year, the selection of films was presented in fifteen cities in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. This year, the tour will extend its reach even further in South America, traveling to Argentina and Chile.
Jointly organized by the Mexican distribution company of French films Nueva Era, the theater chain Cinepolis, the Mexican film center IMCINE, and the Alliance Française network and French Embassy in Mexico, the Tour de Cine Francés marks the start each year of Mexico's movie season.
As is the case every year, the festival's 2019 program comprises seven feature films accompanied by fifteen Mexican shorts–which are presented in competition with the winning film earning the Palmita Award. For many people this event is a way to see another kind of cinema, and spectators have been loyally following the festival for more than twenty years now.
Rémi Bezançon (The Mystery of Henri Pick) was in Mexico City for the launch of this year's festival, with Jeanne Herry in attendance to present her film In Safe Hands during part of the film tour.
All the films selected can be viewed here.
2019 Lineup - French Feature Films
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