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JB:IFC presents: ¡Viva México!

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No sombreros needed, just you and your amigos!


In collaboration with our compañeros from the Embassy of Mexico in Malaysia, join us every Wednesday for ¡Viva México! - a night screening of renowned classic Mexican films, complete with nachos, churros and no tomorrows!

¡Viva México! features literature within Mexican cinema - highlighting the culture and history of the country. The conjunction of cinema and literature is the proof of a double vitality: literature has the maturity that justifies and requires a different language translation, and cinematography has the courage to risk doing it. The novels that inspired the selection of the films are portraits of Mexico in the era; the drama and the vital dilemma of the social condition.


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Santa (Saint)
27th Sept | 8.00pm | RM5
Directed by Antonio Moreno (1931)
Based on a novel by Federico Gamboa

This enduring classic of Mexican literature traces the path to ruination of a country girl, Santa, who moves to Mexico City after she is impregnated and abandoned by her lover and subsequently shunned by her family. Once in the city, Santa turns to prostitution and soon gains prominence as Mexico City's most sought-after courtesan. Despite the opportunities afforded by her success, including the chance to quit prostitution, Santa is propelled by her personal demons toward her ultimate downfall. This evocative novel--justly famous for its vividly detailed depiction of the cityscape and the city's customs, social interactions, and political activities--assumed singular importance in Mexican popular culture after its original publication in 1903.


Los Albañiles (The Bricklayers)
4th Oct | 8.00pm | RM5.00
Directed by Jorge Fons (1976)
Based on a novel by Vicente Leñero.

Los Albañiles: the assassination of Don Jesús, the watchman of a building under construction, and the consequent police investigation are the starting point for Vicente Leñero to explore the miseries of human nature and the corrupt system that propitiates them. Few novels in the history of literature have achieved such a precise balance between form and background as masons, where the multiplicity of voices, the transposition of times and the absolute lack of certainties offer the reader a sense of vertigo: who Is the culprit?, or rather, who is not?


La Rosa Blanca (The White Rose)
11th Oct | 8.00pm | RM5.00
Directed by Roberto Gavaldón (1961)
Based on a novel written by Bruno Traven

The White Rose is a novel by B. Traven, first published in 1929.Originally published in German; the first English translation appeared in 1979. The only one of Traven's major novels never before published in the United States tells of the exploitation of Mexico's oil resources by American big business and of the destruction of peaceful life on a once-isolated hacienda. A clash of two cultures, total exploitation for maximum profit vs reverence for the land on what flows from it. As in the novel: We all are poor people, delight in the machine, in the airplane, the radio precisely because have lost attachement to the soil.


Doña Bárbara
18th Oct | 8.00pm | RM5.00
Directed by Fernando de Fuentes (1943)
Based in the novel by Rómulo Gallegos

Doña Bárbara is a novel by Venezuelan author Rómulo Gallegos, first published in 1929.It was described in 1974 as "possibly the most widely known Latin American novel". This regionalist novel deals with the confrontation between civilization and the barbaric aspects of the rural environment and its inhabitants. It is written in the third person and mixes vernacular language and regionalisms with literary narrative, making the main conflict more obvious and at the same time more tangible. This novel is considered a masterpiece of Venezuelan literature and a classic in Latin American literature. It establishes a psychological study of the people of the Venezuelan plains: victims of unfortunate situations, but at the same time strong and courageous.


ADIOS MIDWEEK BLUES, OLA MEXICO!

Say adios to those midweek blues and dive into an evening of all things Mexican at The Replacement: Lodge & Kitchen every Wednesday night with us. See you there!

Special thanks to our venue, food and beverage partner, The Replacement: Lodge & Kitchen, which will be serving up some tasty nachos, churros and your favourite beverages for purchase!

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