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La invención de Cronos
Cronos

A film by Guillermo del Toro

1993, Mexico, Horror/Mystery, 94 min.
In Spanish with English Subtitles

Dinner, drinks and screening

Sunday Nov. 3, 6 PM
5:30 - Doors Open | 6:00 - Dinner | 7:00 - Film

Cantina el Milamores at Takoba

1411 E 7th St. Austin, TX 78702 [map]

General Admission $25 | Cine Las Americas Members: $15 | BUY TICKETS

Ticket price includes food and beverages
Sponsored by Takoba, Tecate, and Maestro Dobel Tequila
All proceeds benefit the 17th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

In the spirit of Day of the Dead and Halloween, Cine Las Americas presents a special screening of LA INVENCIÓN DE CRONOS, Guillermo del Toro's first feature film. One of the best horror films ever made in Latin America, CRONOS is now a classic of the genre. This time around, Cine Las Americas audiences have the opportunity to transcend mortality in the company of delicious beverages and food, and of course, fellow film freaks.

 

In 1535, an alchemist builds an extraordinary mechanism encapsulated into a small golden device. The invention, designed to convey eternal life to its owner, survives its maker until 1997, when it shows up with an antiques dealer. Fascinated with the strange device, Gris (Luppi) doesn't note that there's more than one person looking for it. The promise of eternal life has become an obsession for old and sick Mr. De la Guardia (Brook). He and his nephew (Perlman) will do anything to get the Chronos Invention. CRONOS is Guillermo del Toro's first feature film, and the only one he's realized in its entirety in Mexico.


En 1535, un alquemista construye un extraordinario mecanismo, encapsulado en un pequeño dispositivo de oro. La invención, diseñada para otorgar la vida eterna a su dueño, sobrevive a su fabricante hasta el año 1997, cuando reaparece a manos de un anticuario. Fascinado por el extraño aparato, Gris (Federico Luppi) no se da cuenta de que más de una persona lo está buscando. La promesa de vida eterna se ha convertido en la obsesión del viejo y enfermo Sr. de la Guardia (Claudio Brook). El y su sobrino (Ron Perlman) harán lo que sea necesario para conseguir la invención de Cronos. LA INVENCIÓN DE CRONOS es la opera prima de Guillermo del Toro, y la única película que ha realizado en su totalidad en México.


La invención de Cronos

Cronos

Dir: Guillermo del Toro
1993, Mexico, Horror/Mystery
94 min. 35mm, Color
In Spanish with English Subtitles

Cast

Federico Luppi - Jesús Gris
Ron Perlman - Angel de la Guardia
Claudio Brook - De la Guardia
Margarita Isabel - Mercedes
Tamara Shanath - Aurora
Daniel Giménez Cacho - Tito
Mario Iván Martinez - Alchemist
Farnesio de Bernal - Manuelito
Juan Carlos Colombo - Funeral director
Jorge Martinez de Hoyos - Narrator (Spanish introduction)
Luis Rodríguez - Buyer
Javier Álvarez - Bleeding man
Gerardo Moscoso - Drunk
Eugenio Lobo - Stoned man


Credits

Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro
Producers: Bertha Navarro, Arthur H. Gorson
Coproducers: Alejandro Springall, Bernard L. Nussbaumer
Cinematography: Guillermo Navarro
Production designer: Tolita Figueroa
Art director: Brigitte Broch
Art designer: María Figueroa
Composer and music director: Javier Álvarez
Special makeup effects: Necropia and S.A. de C.V.
Editor: Raúl Dávalos
Associate editor: Paul O'Bryan
Associate producers: Rafael Cruz, Jorge Sánchez and Julio Solórzano Foppa
First assistant director: Sebastián Silva
Sound: Fernando Cámara
Special effects: Laurencio Cordero
Costumes: Genoveva Petitpierre


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