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Mexican filmmaker gets award at Moscow’s Film Festival

26 July 2009 No Comment

Mexican filmmaker Mariana ChenilloAs reported by CONACULTA (Mexico’s National Council for Culture and the Arts), Mexican filmmaker Mariana Chenillo received the Best Director Award for her film “Five days without Nora” at Moscow’s International Film Festival.

Moscow’s International Film Festival has been held every year since 1935, is the second oldest film festival in the world after the Venice Film Festival, and is considered one of the most prestigious in the world.

“Receiving this award has been one of the most significant events of my life,” Chenillo said on having won the award in Russia at one of the oldest film festivals in the world, and on being one of the first Mexican female filmmakers to have a presence in that nation.

She also explained that her main interest is to address themes that explore human relationships, as well as “the complexity of these difficult emotions that one day we must all confront.”

Chenillo said that cinema is a tool that allows her to show society a wide range of situations that somehow contribute to general awareness.

“Mexican films are getting a stronger presence worldwide, with new filmmakers joining the effort year after year,” she added.

The film “Five days without Nora” has won numerous awards such as the Best Film Award at the XII International Film Festival of the Americas, and the Audience Award at the XXV Miami International Film Festival, among many others.

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