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52nd edition


Fortnight 2012, Feature film, 1h01


The deterioration of a small community in Fogo Island is forcing its inhabitants to leave and resettle. Places once occupied by humans are now becoming part of the tundra landscape. In spite of a condemn future, there are some residents who decide to remain, holding on to their memories and grieving for the past, when life in Fogo was different.


Yulene Olaizola

(Mexico City, 1983) Her thesis project and Opera Prima, the documentary Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo (2008) was awarded in BAFICI, IDFA, La Habana and San Sebastian, among many others. In 2011 she produced and directed her first fiction feature Paraísos artificiales, premiered in Rotterdam and awarded at Tribeca. Fogo is the result of her work during the residency program of the Fogo Island Arts Corporation, in Newfoundland Canada.

Joseph Dwyer
Norman Foley
Ron Broders

Yulene Olaizola, Rubén Imaz y Diego García. With the colaboration of Norman Foley, Ron Broders & Little Joe.

Diego García

Samuel Larson, Jose Miguel Enriquez

Rubén Imaz

Pauline Oliveros

Production :
Malacosa Cine
Las Flores 72 int. E 204,
Santa Ursula Coapa 04650,
Coyoacán, México D.F. – Mexique
Tél : +52 55 1517 3077

Coproduction :
Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (Mexique)
Interior 13 (Mexique)
The Fogo Island Arts Corporation (Canada)

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Pascale Ramonda
91 rue de Ménilmontant – Maison fond de cour
75020 Paris – France
Tél : +33 6 62 01 32 41

Presse internationale / International publicist :

Premiere PR
Liberty Green
+44 (0) 20 7292 7335
+44 (0) 7730 219 356

Press release

Entra cineasta mexicana Yulene Olaizola en competencia en Cannes /
Turno del cine mexicano /
The sternly minimalist “Fogo” is nothing if not a film in the image of the titular, sparsely populated island off Newfoundland / Variety
Paradis . Excursion fraîche et salvatrice dans une île perdue de l’Atlantique Nord /Libération
Una cinta de Yulene Olaizola compite en Cannes /
Yulene Olaizola entra a la competencia en Cannes /
Mexicana en Cannes presenta “Fogo” /
Cannes muestra el desarraigo en Canadá narrado por una mexicana /
Entra cineasta mexicana Yulene Olaizola en competencia en Cannes /