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Gods of Mexico (2023)

Opens on April 7

Director: Helmut Dosantos Run Time: 97 min. Release Year: 2022

Country: Mexico, United States
Language: None

About the film:

World Premiere, 2022 True/False Film Festival

With visually stunning landscapes and immersive sound, Gods of Mexico (2023) is a poetic survey of the vast landscapes and rich diversity of several communities of rural Mexico. Using richly saturated color and hypnotic black-and-white interludes, filmmaker Helmut Dosantos takes viewers through salt pans, deserts, highlands, jungle, and underground mines—paying tribute to those who fight to preserve their cultural identity amidst the shadows of modernization.

“captivating… the powers of the moving and static image interfuse in this arresting document of Mexico’s ethnogeographic multiplicity”

—William Repass, Slant Magazine

About the filmmaker:

Helmut Dosantos is a screenwriter, director and producer. He is the founder of the independent film production companies Narvalus Films (USA) and Fulgura Frango (Mexico). His first feature documentary as a producer, Tony Driver (2019) by Ascanio Petrini, premiered in Film Critics’ Week at the 2019 Venice Film Festival. Among other projects, he also co-produced Prayers for the Stolen (2021) by Tatiana Huezo, which was selected to screen in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, and executive produced Atlantide (2021) by Yuri Ancarani, which was selected in the Horizons section at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.

Gods of Mexico (2023) is his first feature as director.

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