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'Those Who Remain,' 'Round Trip' scoop prizes at Guadalajara film fest

March 30, 2009 | 10:03 am

"Los Que Se Queden" (Those Who Remain) scooped the prize for best Mexican documentary at the closing of last week's Guadalajara International Film Festival.

The film, which we featured on La Plaza on Friday, was made by Mexican directors Carlos Hagerman and Juan Carlos Rulfo and is an intimate study of the families and homes left behind in Mexico by the migrants who head north.


 

Gerardo Tort's road trip movie, "Viaje Redondo" (Roundtrip), also featured on La Plaza last week, was awarded the prize for best Mexican fiction feature. One of actresses who stars in the picture, Teresa Ruiz, who plays Lucia, won the best actress prize in the category.

“La Teta Asustada" (The Milk of Sorrow), a Peruvian film by director Claudia Llosa, won the prize for best Iberoamericano fiction feature. Magaly Solier, who stars, won the prize for best actress in the category. The film is about a young woman who had been born as a result of her mother’s rape.

For a full list of winners at this year's Guadalajara International Film Festival, go to their web page here.

See the video below for a review of "Los Que Se Queden" (Those Who Remain).

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City