Un mundo secreto


Un mundo secreto

Gabriel MariñoMexico – 2012

‘María, someday somebody will notice you and realise how special you are …’ these are the words that María notes down in her diary. She also writes herself passionate love letters. But nobody notices how desperate she is. How could they? She is such an unassuming girl and hardly ever speaks. Not even to the boys she often allows to sleep with her, just like that. Afterwards she slaps her face hard. She can’t go on like this. So, instead of celebrating the last day of school with the others, María packs her rucksack, climbs aboard the cross-country bus and travels Mexico. She discovers a beautiful but decrepit land of young, deserted mothers and men in search of other women. The lucky ones make it over the border to the US. María has one intimate, secret dream that only she knows about. And then she meets a young man who is different from all the rest: he is respectful and attentive – and even too shy to share a room with her. More than a subdued road movie, this drama is also a cinematic poem of carefully composed images and sounds in which out-of-focus shots reflect the introverted protagonist’s point of view.

Original Title Un mundo secreto
German Title Eine verborgene Welt
French Title Un mundo secreto
Other Titles Un mundo secreto - A Secret World
Directed by Gabriel Mariño
Country Mexico
Available Formats DCP
Screenplay Gabriel Mariño
Film Editing Pedro G. García, Gabriel Mariño
Soundtrack Andrés Sánchez
Cinematography Iván Hernández
Sound Fabiola Ramos
Décors Érika Avila
Costumes Gabriela Fernández
Production Sobrevivientes Films Mexico
Runtime 87 Min.
Language Spanisch/d/f
Lucía Uribe
Roberto Mares
Olivia Lagunas
Claudia Ríos

Premio Mezcal & Premio Cinecolor, Festival International de Film Guadalajara (FICG) 2012

Prix lycéen de la fiction et mention spéciale de la critiques françaises au Rencontres Cinélatino de Toulouse 2012


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