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CineLatino: Que Caramba es la Vida
Germany, 2014, 88 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Mexico
Language: in Spanish with English subtitles
Ticket price includes post-screening reception.
Reception begins immediately after the film, approx 8:30pm.
Official Selection: SXSW Film Festival.
Mariachi is an essential part of Mexican culture. It’s more than just music; it's a lifestyle that views the world from a macho perspective. The business is tough and women are seldom appreciated in this strictly male domain. Nevertheless, a handful of female musicians choose to be Mariachi. Against the backdrop of the folky 'Día de los Muertes' celebrations, director Doris Dörrie accompanies the musicians to their performances on the streets of Mexico and throughout their daily lives. When the Mariachi women sing about death, love and poverty, the heavy issues of everyday life in Mexico City appear slightly more bearable.
DIRECTOR: Doris Dörrie