A diverse selection of films from Mexico are part of VLAFF 2016, including the outstanding Opening Night film I Promise You Anarchy. In the International Hits section we are pleased to announce the Vancouver premiere of A Monster with a Thousand Heads (by Rodrigo Plá, director of La Demora (The Delay). Our new section ¡Activismo! presents the Mexican productions Time Suspended and A Day in Ayotzinapa 43. Four Mexican short films are part of the competition section and the Mexican director Juan Manuel Sepúlveda is presenting a Vancouver-made film, The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park.

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I Promise You Anarchy (Te prometo anarquía) Dir: Julio Hernández Cordón Mexico

INTERNATIONAL HITS monster_heads A Monster with a Thousand Heads (Un monstruo de mil cabezas) Dir: Rodrigo Plá Mexico

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The Greatest House in the World (La casa más grande del mundo) Dir: Ana V. Bojórquez & Lucía Carreras Guatemala/Mexico

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A Day in Ayotzinapa 43 (Un día en Ayotzinapa 43) Dir: Rafael Rangel Mexico

Time Suspended (Tiempo suspendido)  Dir: Natalia Bruschtein Mexico/Argentina

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The Ballad of Oppenheimer Park  Dir: Juan Manuel Sepúlveda

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Mila Dir: Oscar Enríquez Mexico

Frank the Indomitable (Frank el indomable) Dir: Andrés Eichelmann Kaiser Mexico

Seeing you again (Volverte a ver) Dir: Abraham Escobedo Salas Mexico

Bulletproof (A prueba de balas) Dir: Hector Bustamante Mexico