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I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY Te prometo anarquía Mexico, 2015 Spanish with English subtitles/ 90' Director/Writer: Julio Hernández Cordón

Rated for Youth - 14A

wanna-ticket-200x74 Thursday, Aug-25 OPENING NIGHT FILM 7 PM | SFU Woodward's

Followed by a party* at The Charles Bar with DJ music, cash bar and kitchen open for dinner. *Limited tickets available | Age 19+ Party Tickets are now sold out!!

Repeat screening Saturday, Aug-27 9 PM | The Cinematheque

Director Julio Hernández Cordón will be in attendance at both screenings.

It is with great pleasure that for the Opening Film of the Festival we present one of the most highly acclaimed Mexican films of the last year. Directed by Julio Hernández Cordón, one of the maestros of contemporary Latin American cinema, the film has travelled the world screening in some of the most important film festivals, garnering awards and reaping astonishing reviews for a mise-en-scène as giddy and reckless, harsh and tender as only current-day Mexico could produce.

Young lovers Miguel and Johnny spend their time skateboarding through the streets of Mexico City, hanging out with their pals and making a bit of money in the underground blood-trafficking trade. When a major transaction doesn't turn out as they'd expected, they find themselves in way over their heads.

“It's a chilling reality check—yet, at its heart, Te prometo anarquía is a film about the friendship and love between young men, a sensual topic that Hernández Cordón explores with tenderness and sincerity.” Diana Sanchez, TIFF

Es con gran orgullo que nuestro Festival inaugura sus proyecciones con una de las cintas mexicanas más aclamadas del último año. Dirigida por uno de los maestros del cine latinoamericano contemporáneo, Julio Hernández Cordón, Te prometo anarquía ha viajado por el mundo presentándose en los certámenes más importantes, cosechando premios y miradas atónitas ante una puesta en escena tan descabellada como solo el México actual nos puede presentar.

Miguel y Johnny son amigos y amantes, se conocen desde la infancia y pasan el tiempo patinando con sus amigos en las calles de la Ciudad de México. Venden su propia sangre y consiguen donadores para el mercado negro. Una transacción grande de sangre termina mal para todos los involucrados. La madre de Miguel decide sacarlo del país. Lejos de Johnny, Miguel se enfrentará a un nuevo destino.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS Producers: Sandra Gómez, Maximiliano Cruz Cinematographer: Maria Seco Editor: Mauricio Lenz Claure Principal Cast: Diego Calva, Eduardo Eliseo Martínez, Shvasti Calderón, Milkman, Martha Claudia Moreno, Gabriel Casanova, Sarah Minter

Julio Hernández Cordón (b. 1975) was raised in Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica. His first feature film, Gasolina (2008), earned him the Horizontes Award at San Sebastián, and his second feature, Marimbas from Hell (2010), secured his place as a multi-prizewinning filmmaker. He developed his third feature, Dust (2012) at the Cannes Festival’s Cinefondation Residence. I Promise You Anarchy had its world premiere in the international competition of the Locarno Film Festival.