Alfredo Castruita's POTOSÍ Wins Guanajuato Film Fest


Potosí (pictured), the directorial debut of Alfredo Castruita won the prize as Best Mexican film at the 16th edition of the Guanajuato Film Festival in Mexico. Potosi, a rural town in Latin America, is the crossfire of the ravaging that has devastated the north of the country. An accident along a deserted road connects three stories, an 82 year old goat herder that has not shot his gun in 40 years, a woman who is a victim of domestic violence and a humble peasant living on guard to protect his family from the country’s war against organized crime.

Other winners include Betzabé García's Porcelana for Best Mexican Short Film; Gastón Andrade's El árbol / The Tree for Best Mexican Documentary Short; and the Mexican feature film Somos Mari Pepa by Samuel Kishi won the Press Award. The prize for Best International Film was awarded to the American film Fruitvale Station by Ryan Coogler.

The 16th edition of the Guanajuato Film Festival (formerly known as Expresión en Corto) took place July 17-28 in San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato in Mexico.