A Cop Movie
Una película de Policías

Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios
Mexico | 2021 | Spanish with English subtitles | 97 min

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Siguiendo la tradición familiar, Teresa y Montoya se incorporan a la policía, solo para encontrar que sus convicciones y esperanzas son aplastadas por un sistema disfuncional. Ante la hostilidad a la que se exponen, solo les queda su vínculo amoroso como refugio. A través de un experimento cinematográfico que juega con los límites de la ficción y el documental, Una película de policías sumerge al espectador en un espacio inusual. La película pone el reflector sobre la policía, una de las instituciones más controvertidas de México y el mundo.

Following family tradition, Teresa and Montoya join the police force, only to find their convictions and hopes crushed by a dysfunctional system. Their emotional bond becomes a refuge for the hostility they are exposed to. Through an experimental style of narrative and documentary storytelling, A Cop Movie propels the viewer into an unusual cinematic space, giving voice to one of Mexico and the world’s most controversial institutions.

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Alonso Ruizpalacios
The Mexican writer, film and theatre director studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. His debut feature film, Güeros, had its world premiere in the Panorama and went on to win over 40 prizes at international festivals including the Best First Feature Award at the 2014 Berlinale and Mexican Premio Ariel awards in five different categories. His second feature film, Museum, won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at the 2018 Berlinale and awards for Best Director at the Athens and Morelia film festivals.