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Pastorela

A film by Emilio Portes

2011, Mexico, Comedy/Fantasy, 88 min.
Starring: Carlos Cobos, Joaquín Cosío, Eduardo España, Ana Serradilla
In Spanish with English subtitles

Screening as part of the Cine Las Americas Signature Series at the Alamo Drafthouse

Sunday Dec. 15 4:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Village

2700 W Anderson Ln. Austin, TX 78757 Tel: (512) 476-1320 [Map]

Tickets $10 – CLA Members $8* - BUY TICKETS

*Members who wish to purchase tickets in advance must buy a $10 general admission ticket online, and will be refunded $2 at the box office when they pick up their tickets. 

Pastorela is a film that delights in a good gag, both of the visual and spoken variety, and manages the difficult task of balancing disparate visual elements and styles with seeming ease. Helping greatly are his experienced and charismatic cast, particularly the menacing Joaquin Cosio as Chucho and Carlos Cobos as Father Mundo. – Todd Brown, TWITCHFILM.COM

 

Agent Jesus Juarez (Joquín Cosío), bettern know in the neighborhood as “Chucho” has always played the Devil in his town's Nativity Play. This Christmas, the local church has a new pastor, father Edmundo Posadas (Carlos Cobos). When he recasts the role, the two men engage in a battle between good and evil to recover what is theirs by tradition.


Desde que tiene uso de razón, el Agente Jesús Juárez (Joquín Cosío), o Chucho como todos lo conocen en su barrio, ha representado al mismísimo Diablo en la tradicional pastorela de San Miguel de Nenepilco. Sin embargo, esta Navidad las cosas están por cambiar cuando Chucho no llega a la repartición de papeles organizada por el nuevo párroco de la Iglesia, el Sacerdote Edmundo Posadas (Carlos Cobos), con quien Chucho tendrá que entablar una feroz lucha, entre el bien y el mal, para recuperar lo que por tradición es suyo.


About the director

Emilio-PortesEmilio Portes is a Director and Screenwriter born in 1976 in Mexico City. He is a graduate of the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) where he studied directing and screenwriting. Between 2003 and 2009 he was awarded 4 Screenplay Scholarships. In 2005, his short film HUGOOOL won 2nd place at the 15th Pontoise Cergy International Film Festival and it has also screened in several festivals across the globe. In 2007, his screenplay PASTORELA won the Alejandro Galindo's Screenplay Workshop. In 2008 his debut film, MEET THE HEAD OF JUAN PÉREZ screened in many festivals and won several awards. In the winter of 2011, his new film PASTORELA opened in 2nd place among foreign and national releases and won 7 Ariel awards, including Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay, and nominations including Best Cinematography.


Pastorela

2011, Mexico, Comedy/Fantasy

88 min, 35mm, Color
In Spanish with English subtitles

Cast

Joaquin Cosio - Agent Jesus Juarez
Carlos Cobos - Padre Mundo
Eduardo España - Compadre Bulmaro
Ernesto Yanez - God
Dagoberto Gama - Comandante
Ana Serradilla – Monja
Héctor Jiménez - Muchacho Poseido
Eduardo Manzano - Cardenal
Rubén Cristiany - Obispo
Silverio Palacios - Dr. Godinez
Maria Aura – Reportera


Credits

Director: Emilio Portes
Producer: Rodrigo Herranz
Executive Producer: Emilio Portes, Ivan Ruiz
Editor: Emilio Portes, Rodrigo Rios, Rodrigo Ríos
Production Designer: Alejandro García
Makeup Designer: Roberto Ortiz
Makeup Artist: Karina Rodríguez

A Pantelion Films Release

 

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