Three Mexican films were awarded at the 38th edition of the Montreal's World Film Festival in Canada. Perfect Obedience / Obedencia perfecta (pictured) the directorial feature by Luis Orquiza was awarded the Grand prix des Americas prize for Best Film and the Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Latin American Film.
The film follows a 13-year-old seminarian who joins a new Catholic order, and he hopes to rise through its three levels of obedience. But this progression proves to be more than just a spiritual journey. The seminarian is adopted by the order's founding father, and over the course the year in which they live together, they fall in love and surrender to the most intense, blissful, and contradictory episode of their lives.
González (pictured right) by Christian Diaz Pardo was awarded with the Golden Zenith for the Best First Fiction Feature Film. A young man who is a nobody in the world's biggest city, González is desperate to be someone in life... and to pay off his debts. He discovers a quick path to becoming rich and he is willing to do everything in his power in order to make it happen.
Additionally, the Mexican film Open Cage / Los bañistas by Uruguayan-born director Max Zunino was awarded with the FIPRESCI Prize for a film in the First Films Competition. The film follows Flavia, a spoiled teenager with artistic aspirations and her neighbor Martín, a mature man with rigid routines. When their worlds collide, there are sparks of friction at all times, and the situation does not look to get any better.
The 2014 edition of Montreal's World Film Festival took place August 21 - September 1, in Canada.