Invitation to Gael García Bernal

Gaining acclaim for Amores Perros (Love’s a Bitch), Gael García Bernal is a leading figure of Mexican and international cinema. Working with directors Pedro Almodóvar, Alfonso Cuarón, Walter Halls, Pablo Larraín and Werner Herzog, he possesses an impressive and ambitious filmography. At Lumière, he will premiere his new film as a director: Chicuarotes.

Amores Perros (Love’s a Bitch) by Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Amores perros, 2000, 2h34)
Mexico City. An accident unites three destinies: Octavio, young and desperate, Valeria, a rich model, and El Chivo, an ex-guerrilla fighter-turned-killer... A drama of intense emotion, which introduced audiences to Gael García Bernal.
Pathé Bellecour Tue.15 5pm | Décines Thu.17 8pm | UGC Confluence Sat.19 8:30pm | Lumière Terreaux Sun.20 5:15pm

Bad Education by Pedro Almodóvar (La mala educación, 2004, 1h46)
Ignacio and Enrique meet again and recall the past. As children, they had discovered love, the cinema and fear… of Father Manolo at their religious school... A delicate yet impactful film, with the brilliant Gael García Bernal.
UGC Confluence Wed.16 4:45pm | Pathé Bellecour Sat.19 7:30pm

The Motorcycle Diaries by Walter Salles (Diarios de motocicleta, 2004, 2h05)
1952. Alberto Granado and Ernesto Guevara (Gael García Bernal), Argentines, cross their continent on motorbikes. Their political reality awakens a desire for social justice... The initiatory tale of Ernesto Guevara before becoming “Che.”
Pathé Bellecour Thu.17 11am | Comoedia Sun.20 10:45am

No by Pablo Larraín (2012, 1h57)
Chile, 1988. Pinochet organizes a referendum in order to legitimize his regime. René Saavedra, a young man in advertising, is contacted by the coalition of the left to create and promote the "No" campaign... A heartbeat of Chilean history of the era.
UGC Astoria Fri.18 5pm | Comoedia Sat.19 10:45am

Chicuarotes by Gael García Bernal (2019, 1h35)
Two teenagers from the slums of Mexico City, hoping to improve their situation, get caught in a spiral of crime... A reflection on the origin of violence among young Mexicans. The second feature film directed by Gael Garcia Bernal.
Institut Lumière Thu.17 3pm

Meet Gael García Bernal
Comédie Odéon Fri.18 11:30am


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