Guanajuato, Gto., October 29, 2021.- The screenings of Los Mondays de Cine of the Don Quixote Iconographic Museum (MIQ) return in person as the headquarters of MACABRO: International Horror Film Festival of Mexico City on its 20th anniversary, recognized as the first festival of this genre in the country and one of the most important in Latin America.
On November 1, 8 and 15 at 8:00 pm, the museum offers a program of the best of Mexican horror cinema, a selection of films that have been part of the MACABRO Festival between 2008 and 2020, with free admission and limited space , respecting the official health protocols.
The festival began digitally on August 20, 2021 as part of the schedule for the twentieth edition on its cinema platform and after passing through Aguascalientes, Puebla, Morelos and Chihuahua, it arrives in Guanajuato Capital.
The films to be screened are:
Monday 1 Nov
Direction and script: Andrés Kaiser | Year: 2018 | Country: Mexico | Duration: 98 min | Genre: Horror, drama | Cast: Héctor Illanes, José Ángel García, Julio Sandoval.
Monday 8 Nov
Director: Carlos Meléndez | Script: Carlos Meléndez and Gabriel Reyes | Year: 2016 | Country: MEXICO
Duration: 81 min | Genre: Drama, psychological thriller | Cast: Héctor Kotsifakis, Sharon Zundel, Noé Hernández.
Monday 15 Nov
Director: Lex Ortega | Script: Lex Ortega and Sergio Tello | Year: 2015 | Country: Mexico | Duration: 87 min. | Genre: Horror, found footage | Cast: Carlos Padilla, David Aboussafy, Lex Ortega.
“This cycle is constituted not only as one of the most representative celebration activities of the largest and most traditional genre film festival in Mexico, but as a testimony of what the renaissance in the XXI century of production has meant 一mostly independent 一, of a genre that had great results in the early years of cinema in our country. ”
Edna Campos Tenorio, General Director and founder of the Macabro Festival, points out.
In turn, the MIQ completes the November film series with the films “La Loba” (1965, Mexico) and “Santa” (1932, Mexico), both by Rafael Baledón’s director, on November 22 and 26 respectively.
Movie Monday at MIQ has been running for more than five years, with more than 100 films screened in person and during the contingency in March 2020 to date, it has continued with its virtual weekly screening, mainly of national production, made available for free through specialized platforms such as FilminLatino, Tren Géminis on Vimeo, Aurora Horror (International Horror Film Festival) and the platform of the Morelia International Film Festival, and thus continue with the commitment to promote culture and the arts promoted by the Governor of Guanajuato, Diego Singhué Rodríguez Vallejo for the development and enjoyment of the Guanajuato population.
This festival in Guanajuato is possible thanks to the collaboration of the International Horror Film Festival: AURORA carried out in by the University of Guanajuato, with MACABRO, and which the museum also participates in its screenings within its facilities.
Complete MACABRO programming: https://macabro.mx/mexicomacabro/catalogo/
MIQ cultural billboard: https://agendacultural.guanajuato.gob.mx/eventos/category/museo-iconografico-del-quijote/