To pay tribute to the outstanding work of director and screenwriter Jorge Fons, who died yesterday, September 22, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, who remembers him as “creator of an essential work in Mexican cinematography”, will carry out a completely free film series with the most important tapes of his cinematographic work.
This was announced by the Coordination of Cultural Dissemination of the UNAM (CulturaUNAM) in an official statement, where they highlight, Jorge Fons was part of the first generation of film directors graduated from the then University Center for Cinematographic Studies of the UNAM (CUEC) .
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The cycle includes 10 films —among them his first short film, debut film and latest production— which will begin to be screened tomorrow, September 24, in the Sala Julio Bracho of the University Cultural Center, until next Saturday, October 9 on different days and times.
Jorge Fons Film Series at UNAM
This tribute will open with the screening of El alley of miracles (1995), with a script by Vicente Leñero, based on the novel of the same name by Naguib Mahfouz. It can be seen on September 24 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday October 8 at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday October 9 at 6:15 p.m.
On Sunday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, October 7 at 4:30 p.m., the film that won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Festival, Los albañiles (1976), will be screened, which has the script by Jorge Fons, Luis Carrión and Vicente Leñero, based on the latter’s novel and play.
On Sunday, October 2 at 12:00 p.m., the classic film Red Dawn (1989) will be screened, a film with which it won the Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastian Festival and the Ariel Award for Best Film and Best Actress. , among others. It will have another function on Friday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, October 5 at 12:00 noon and Thursday, October 6 at 6:30 p.m., Five Thousand Dollar Reward (1974) will be exhibited. With a script by Arturo Ripstein, it is a film based on the novel by Ralph Barby, which deals with the history of the Goldfield City town that lives in anarchy.
That same day at 4:30 p.m., the short film La Cumbre (Mexico, 2003) will be screened along with his debut film, El quelite (Mexico, 1970, 85 min), which can also be seen and on Sunday, October 9, 4:30 p.m.
Faith, hope and charity (Mexico, 1974) will be presented next Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. and Friday, October 7 at 12:00 p.m. This film stands out for being a collaboration between Jorge Fons and Luis Alcoriza, Alberto Bojórquez, who direct each of the three stories that make it up.
On Thursday, October 6 at 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday, October 9 at 12:00 p.m., The Puppies (Mexico, 1973), a film based on the novel of the same name by Mario Vargas Llosa, will be screened.
The historical review of the best films by Jorge Fons concludes with the screening of The Attack (Mexico, 2010), which will take place on Thursday, October 6 at 12:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 8 at 4:30 p.m. It tells the story of the attack perpetrated on September 16, 1897 against Porfirio Díaz, then president of Mexico, during the commemoration celebrations of the country’s Independence, based on the novel by the writer Álvaro Uribe File of the attack.