Before Oblivion

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    Before Oblivion

    Antes del olvido

    Directed by

    Mexico, Colombia

    2018

    103 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    The life of Fermín goes by, divided between his work and the confinement he lives in within his house. Like him, other families live in a vecindad (low-income tenement house) in the heart of Mexico City. One day, a company colluded with the government threatens to evict the vecindad tenants in order to build a mall. Facing the threat of an eviction, the tenants join in solidarity to come out of their self-absorption and fight for a common cause.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Leonardo Alonso
    Mercedes Hernández
    Patricia Serrano
    Santiago Fonseca
    Francisco Cortés
    Screenplay
    Juan Pablo Gómez
    Iria Gómez Concheiro
    Cinematography
    Sebastián Hiriart
    Editing
    Rodrigo Ríos Legaspi
    Music
    Aldo Max Rodríguez
    Production
    CIUDAD CINEMA
    Production
    TENTACULOS FILMS
    Iria Gómez Concheiro

    Iria Gómez Concheiro

    Mexico

    We live in a neoliberal and macho world, in a patriarchal system, which has really shaped the world only by looking from the masculine side. There are battles that must continue to be fought; we women must continue to open up spaces for ourselves.

    Iria Gómez Concheiro, Mexico City, 1979. Her short film, DIME LO QUE SIENTES, has garnered awards at the Toulouse, Milan, Buenos Aires, Clermont- Ferrand and Tel Aviv film festivals, including an Ariel for Best Fictional Short Film. THE CINEMA HOLD UP, her feature debut, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Festival. Her last feature BEFORE OBLIVION premiered at the Morelia IFF 2018 and was screened at FICUNAM 2019.