The renowned Mexican filmmaker Jorge Fons passed away early this Thursday at the age of 83as reported by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences.
“Fons left us. The AMACC embraces his family and the community for this loss”, said the Academy when spreading the news through its social networks.
“Dear teacher Jorge Fons, your departure hurts us a lot. Thank you for your look, thank you for your teachings, thank you for your guidance”, posted the official account of the Film Training Center on Instagram along with an image of Fons during a shoot at the school’s facilities.
“Cinema is not made for you to think inside the room, It is made for you to see life and be moved, and then you will start to think. Jorge Fons”, quoted on Twitter the account of the Bergman Chair from UNAM. “This phrase will continue to resonate with us. Goodbye, teacher”, he concludes.
Until now The cause of death of the renowned filmmaker is unknown.
Jorge Fons became one of the emblematic figures due to the relevance and impact that several of his projects had, such as The Masonswritten by Vicente Lenero and starring Ignacio Lopez Tarsowinner of the Silver Bear in Berlin in 1977.
Also, its role in carrying out Red Dawnabout the Tlatelolco massacre, released in 1989, with six censored scenes, but exhibited without cuts until October 2019either The Alley of Miraclesnovel adaptation of Naguib Mahfouzwinner of the Ariel for Best Screenplay in 1995, earned him the chance to become one of the pillars of mexican cinematography current.