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Conferencia performática

El testamento de la momia mexicana

Date

15.Aug.2024

18:00 h

This performative conference excavates Mexican horror cinema. It guides us through the audiovisual folklore of a genre in which mythology, legend, imagination, history, the unusual, and, of course, sad and absurd realities all coexist. Castillo Flores’ discourse intertwines the two primary threads of Mexico’s cinematographic mummies: indigenous ones suffering from a terrible curse of (lack of)love and those from the Saint Paula Cemetery in Guanajuato that cry for revenge. By revealing and exploring these stories, the film honors the artists, important figures, and events behind the myths that bring Mexican cinema’s mummies to life. 

 

Duration: 90 minutes

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