Quemar las naves | Burning Bridges
Francisco Franco Alba
Mexico, Drama, 2007
100 min, 35mm, Color d
Spanish with English subtitles
Regal Metropolitan 10
Sunday, April 20, 2 PM
In a colonial town in provincial Mexico, Sebastián and Helena live with their dying mother. Trapped in a huge decaying house, the only thing that sustains them is their symbiotic relationship. The death of their mother and the arrival of Juan, a lower class teenager from the seashore, triggers a painful confrontation between the siblings which forces them to define their attitudes toward love, sex, friendship, power, betrayal, and even life itself.
Francisco Franco Alba studied film direction at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC), and has participated in several workshops at the Universidad Nacional Autónomo de México (UNAM). He has directed for both theatre and television.
Producers: Laura Imperiale, María Novaro, Francisco Franco Alba
Production Company: Las Naves Producciones, S. A.
Screenwriters: Francisco Franco Alba, María Reneé
Cinematographer: Erika Licea
Editor: Sebastián Garza
Music by: Alejandro Giacomán, Joselo Rangel
Cast: Irene Azuela, Angel Onésimo Nevares, Claudette Maillé, Bernardo Benítez