X500 (2016), by Juan Andrés Arango Garcia

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CINECLUB MEXICO presents the film X500 by Juan Andrés Arango Garcia, a Canada/Colombia/Mexico co-production that follows three teenagers living in different cities of the Americas yet going through the same experience of grief, migration and transformation and learning to face it in their own way.

WHEN: Thursday, May 30.
TIME: 6:45 pm (If you arrive after 7pm, please register at counter on Floor 17 to get access).
WHERE: 25th floor of Hopewell Centre Building, Wan Chai, 183 Queen´s Road East. (Consulate General of Mexico).
LANGUAGE: Spanish, French, Tagalog, English and Mazahua dialect with English subtitles.
LENGTH: 94 minutes
GENRE: Drama
Rating: B15

SYNOPSIS:
X500 tells the story of Alex, David and Aurora, three teenagers living in opposite ends of the American continent, but who are connected due to their incapacity to accept mourning and their need of change in order to move on with their lives.

Maria arrives to Montreal from Manila to live with her grandmother and struggles to adapt to her new environment; Afro-Colombian Alex is deported from the US to Colombia, and moves back to his old neighborhood which is now controlled by criminals; David leaves his indigenous village in Mexico after his father's death to find work on a construction site in Mexico City and becomes involved in the punk subculture.

TRAILER:
https://youtu.be/4ddY2YQPWUo

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Official Selection of Horizontes Latinos section at San Sebastian International Film Festival and Official Selection at the Cali International Film Festival.
Nominated for the MovieZone Award at Rotterdam International Film Festival 2017; Nominated for Best Film at the Stockholm Film Festival 2016; Winner Best Mexican Film at Los Cabos International Film Festival 2016.

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