EL ALCALDE Heads to Toronto


The Mexican film El alcalde / The Mayor (pictured) by Emiliano Altuna, Carlos Rossini and Diego Enrique Osorno, has been selected for the documentary sidebar of the Toronto Film Festival. The film is the only Latin American documentary film in TIFF Docs this year.

Winner of the prize for Best Documentary at the Cartagena Film Festival, El alcalde is an engrossing film that introduces us to Mexican millionaire mayor Mauricio Fernandez, a larger-than-life and frequently controversial politician who lords over Latin America’s wealthiest municipality from his eccentrically decorated palace -- and has a predilection for taking justice into his own hands.

Also selected for TIFF Docs is the American documentary Jodorowsky's Dune by Frank Pavich, which explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune, whose cast would have included such icons as Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles and Mick Jagger.

The Toronto Film Festival will run September 5-15 in Canada.

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