Titixe

Direction
Year 
2018
Country
  • Mexico
Duration
62min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

The last peasant of a family has died and with him, all wisdom to till the soil has been lost. Without experience, his daughter and granddaughter will attempt a last traditional harvest to try to convince Grandma, the widow of the peasant, to keep their plot of land. Together they will uncover the leftovers (locally known as the titixe) of this man and his world: a mourning tree, dancing sprouts, the language of clouds, ghosts, stories and the endless menace of losing the crops to a tempest. This is an intimate mosaic of the last harvest of a Mexican family, in a country that has forsaken its rural origins.

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Details

  • Original title
    Titixe
  • Direction
  • Cast
    Yolanda Velasco, Concepción Juárez, Valentín Velasco, Tío Abel Velasco, Abel Velasco
  • DOP
    Tania Hernández Velasco
  • Editing
    Tania Hernández Velasco
  • Sound
    Mariana Rodríguez Alcocer
  • Duration
    62 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2018
  • Country
    • Mexico
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • FESTA DEL CINEMA DI ROMA
    • DOCSXALAPA (MÉXICO
    • PÄRNU INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (ESTONIA)
    • HECHO EN MÉXICO @ THE ROXIE THEATER (SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA)
    • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE BUÑUEL CALANDA (CALANDA, SPAIN)
    • BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL (USA)
    • TRINIDAD+TOBAGO FILM FESTIVAL
    • DOCSCHIHUAHUA (MÉXICO)
    • BIARRITZ AMÈRIQUE LATINE (FRANCE)
    • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE DOCUMENTAL DE BUENOS AIRES (ARGENTINA)
    • MUESTRA DE CINE DOCUMENTAL NOSOTR@S (PUERTO RICO)
    • AUSTRALIA ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (AUSTRALIA)
    • ROCKAWAY FILM FESTIVAL (NY, USA)
    • MUESTRA DE CINE IBEROAMERICANO IBÉRTIGO (GRAN CANARIA, ESPAÑA)
    • LAKINO BERLIN - LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL (GERMANY)
    • CEME DOC - CERTAMEN INTERNACIONAL DE CINE SOBRE MIGRACIÓN Y EXILIO (CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, MÉXICO)
    • MUESTRA "EL LUGAR QUE HABITAMOS" (OAXACA, MÉXICO)
    • FESTIVAL DEL CINEMA LATINO AMERICANO DI TRIESTE (TRIESTE, ITALIA)
    • BENIN CITY FILM FESTIVAL (BENIN, BENIN)
    • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE IQUIQUE (IQUIQUE, CHILE)
    • NEW DELHI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (INDIA)
    • CICLO DOCUMENTALES MEXICANOS - OCTUBRETV (ARGENTINA)
    • CHICAGO - MEXICO CITY CINEMA EXCHANGE
    • CICLO DE DOCUMENTALES MEXICANOS, CINEMATECA DE NICARAGUA
  • Awards
    • FICUNAM (MÉXICO) // AHORA MÉXICO COMPETITION - SELECCIÓN TV UNAM AWARD
    • FESTIVAL DE MÁLAGA (SPAIN) // DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION - SPECIAL JURY MENTION
    • FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (USA) // NEW DOCS - CHARLES C GUGGENHEIM EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
    • DOQUMENTA QUERÉTARO (MÉXICO) // FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION - SPECIAL JURY MENTION
    • BLACK CANVAS FILM FESTIVAL (MÉXICO) // MÉXICO DENTRO DEL CANVAS - YOUNG JURY PRIZE
    • PREMIO RIZOMA DE CINE - COMPETENCIA DE DOCUMENTAL (MADRID, ESPAÑA) - JURY MENTION
    • FESTIVAL DE CINE DE ORURO (BOLIVIA) - JURY MENTION
    • FESTIVAL CONTRA EL SILENCIO TODAS LAS VOCES (MEXICO) AWARD FOR BEST FILM - QUOTIDIAN LIFE AND SOCIAL CHANGE

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