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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Lolo

Fortnight 1993, Feature film, 1 h 28

Synopsis

Dolores Chimal, a.k.a. Lolo, lives in the suburbs of Mexico City. He leads a peaceful life with his family, until the day he is mugged while leaving the factory where he works. He spends one week in hospital and loses his job. This sparks off a series of violent events, making Lolo lose any notion of good and evil. Unintentionally, Lolo causes an old lady of his neighborhood to die. Fearing that he would get caught, Lolo lets the man who protected him and found him work be unfairly accused. The local gang, furious about Lolo’s lack of loyalty, threatens to kill him unless he gives himself up. Terrified by the gang’s threats, Lolo turns to his girlfriend for help. They both escape…

Director

Francisco Athié

Born in Mexico, he graduated in the ibero-american university; he studied theatre in London and cinema in the Cinema Center of Mexico. He then became assistant director for the national theatre company and also worked for the mexican TV channel. In 1991, he was an assistant for Alfredo Joskwicz on the shooting of Playa Azul. He directed 15 short films wiwh where selected in many countries. He went to the university of Ohio on the relationship between cinema and digital pictures. Lolo is his first feature film and won the critics’ prize in the Guadalajara festival.

Alicia Montoya
Alonso Echanove
Artemisa Flores
Damian Alcazar
Esperanza Mozo
Lucha Villa
Roberto Sosa
Teresa Mondragon

Screenplay
Francisco Athié

Image
Jorge Medina

Sound
Antonio Diego, Samuel Larson

Editing
Tlacateotl Mata

Music
Juan Cristobal, Perez Grobet

Set decoration
Marisa Pecanins

PRODUCTION : Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica A.C. Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografia Estudios Churubusco Azteca S.A. VENTE A L’ETRANGER : Fortissimo Film Sales