Friday, August 28, 2015

"Messi" the Film Opens Guadalajara in LA Film Festival

By Jose Alberto Hermosillo,

“Messi” the film, directed by Alex de la Iglesia (“Witching and Bitching,” “La chispa de la vida,” “The Oxford Murders”) is the opening movie of FICG in LA (Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles).

“Messi” is part documentary and part a recreation of his childhood performed by actors. Lionel Messi has been considered as one of the greatest soccer players in the world.

“Messi,” the documentary/biography has an amazing footage from his games at his Club Barcelona and also when he's playing for native country, Argentina.

He left his hometown Rosario when he was a child, since then he is one of the most successful soccer players in the world. 

His name and figure is at the level of the greatest soccer players in history: Pelé and Maradona. He has won everything, but the World Cup. 

"Messi" has a positive reinforcement of his achievements and his abilities on the soccer field, keeping his private life away from the public, regardless of what his family and people around him can say.

The movie had its big premiere during the World Cup in Brazil 2014. Now, thanks to the Guadalajara Foundation, the movie will be premiering here in Los Angeles, at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, Friday August 2015.
Messi (The Movie) - Trailer (2015)
 FICG in LA
The Guadalajara Film Festival is one of the most relevant film festivals in Latin-America. 

Five years ago, Guadalajara established its important presence in Los Angeles with FICG in LA. 

The festival has grown and contributed to the community, helping filmmakers to finish their films with the doculab for a documentary and Guadalajara Construye for fiction – "Pocha" won last year and with the incentives of the festival is ready to have its Hollywood screening and a distribution. 

During the five years of the festival, all the profits have been donated to a non-profit organization in the city. This year H.O.L.A. (Heart of LA) is the beneficiary.
Tree of Life Award Honorees:
-        The Derbez Dynasty: (Mother - Silvia Derbez± (Actress) Luis Buñuel’s “The “River and the Death” (1954), Eugenio Derbez (Actor/ director); “Instructions Not Included/No se aceptan devoluciones (2014),” Aislinn Derbez (Actress) “A la mala (2015).”
-        Eugenio Caballero, “Pan’s Labyrinth” (Art design), Oscar winner,
-        Ofelia Medina (Mexican actress), “Frida, natuzaleza viva” (1983), “Innocent Voices” (2004), “La casa de Bernarda Alba” (1974).
-        Josep Parera (Entertainment Editor - La Opinion),
-        Sandie Viquez Pedlow (Latino Public Broadcasting).

 CLOSING NIGHT – AUGUST 30, 2015
CIUDAD DELIRIO, Dir. Chus Gutiérrez (Colombia, 2014, 100 min.).

PROGRAM AND SPECIAL EVENTS:

KIDS GALA:
EL JEREMÍAS (JEREMY), Dir. Anwar Safa (Mexico, 2015, US Premiere).

MAGUEY (LGBT) GALA:
MADE IN BANGKOK Dir. Flavio Florencio (México - Alemania, 2015).

ART, HEALTH & HEALING SPECIAL SCREENING:
JUANICAS, Dir. Karina García Casanova (Mexico - Canada, 2015).
LA TETA DE BOTERO, Dir. Humberto Busto, Mexico (short film).

HUMAN RIGHTS SPECIAL SCREENING:
LA PRENDA (The Pawn), Dir. Jean-Cosme Delaloye (Guatemala - Suiza), 2014.
LA ONCE (Tea Time) –Dir. Maite Alberti (Chile, 2014). Free Screening.

THE OTHER FILMS: 
El PATRÓN,  RADIOGRAFÍA DE UN CRIMEN (THE BOSS, ANATOMY OF A CRIME)
Dir. Sebastián Schindel (Argentina, 2014).
HEROES COTIDIANOS – “El cometa” Dir. Alejandra Sánchez (Mexico, 2014).
IXCANUL/Volcano, Dir. Jayro Bustamante (Guatemala - France, 2015). OSCAR® SUBMISSION.

LOREAK (FLOWERS), Dir. Jon Garaño, José Mari Goenaga (Spain, 2014). 
POCHA (Manifest Destiny) Dir. Michael Dwyer (USA – Mexico, 2015).
QUE VIVA LA MUSICA (LIVEFOREVER), Dir. Carlos Moreno (Colombia -Mexico, 2015).

Special Thanks to:
University of Guadalajara and the organizers of FICG in L.A.:
Raúl Padilla (President of University of Guadalajara Foundation in USA),  
Iván Trujillo (Festival Director of the Guadalajara International Film Festival),
Hebe Tabachnik (Director/Producer of FICG in LA),
Guillermo Gomez Mata (Vice President University of Guadalajara Foundation in USA),
Igor Lozada (Cultura UDG).

EGYPTIAN THEATRE
6712 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Guadalajara in LA Trailer:
For more information call (424) 382-2535 or visit www.ficginla.com

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1 comment:

  1. We attended an event here this past Sunday & had an awesome experience from beginning to end. They served great food and the salad I had for dinner was delicious. The service at event space Chicago was impeccable.

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