director Mariana Chenillo at Regal SoBe; scene from Nora's Will
After taking home the Audience Award at MiamiFF26 in 2009 for her debut feature, Nora’s Will(Cinco días sin Nora)—a dramedy set among believers and non-believers, politicos and pretenders in Mexico City’s Jewish community—writer/director Mariana Chenillo went on to win the Best Picture Ariel (Mexico’s Oscar equivalent) in 2010, the first female director to be bestowed with this award. She'll be back in Miami next week to present her second feature film,Paradise (Paraíso).
PARADISE (Paraíso) a film by Mariana Chenillo Mexico | 105 min. | romance | trailer
Spanish with English subtitles
In Paradise, writer/director Mariana Chenillo skillfully draws upon society’s obsession with the perfect body through light-hearted humor yet poignant wit. more...
Saturday, Oct. 18 at 9:30 PM
MDC's Tower Theater (1508 SW 8th St., Miami)
NOT YOUR EVERYDAY INCARNATION:
A MOVIE-MAKING BHUTANESE LAMA
While studying in England in the 1990s, Bhutanese lama, filmmaker and writer Khyentse Norbu—considered an incarnation of a famous 19th-century Tibetan spiritual leader who goes by the ecclesiastical title His Eminence Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche—became a consultant for Bernardo’s Bertolucci’s Little Buddha (1993). more...