Mexican Co-production Film AQUÍ Y ALLÁ Wins Cannes Critics' Week


The Spanish-American-Mexican co-production film Aquí y allá (pictured) by Spanish director Antonio Méndez Esparza won the Grand Prize in the Critics' Week parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today. The film starring Pedro de los Santos and Teresa Ramírez tells the story of Pedro, a man who returns to his village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in New York City. The main prize consists of a cash prize of 10,000 euros.

Other prizes announced today in the 51st edition of the Critics' Week section include the ACID/CCAS Distribution Support given by Main Fund of Social Activties (CCAS) and the Association of Independent Cinema for its Distribution to the Argentine film Los salvajes / The Wild Ones by Alejandro Fadel consisting of a cash prize of 4,000 euros to the director and 4,000 to the French distributor of the film.

Additionally, the Brazilian short film O Duplo / Doppelganger by Juliana Rojas received a Special Mention from the jury. Organized by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, Critics' Week is devoted to first and second films.