Hilda

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    Hilda

    Directed by

    Mexico

    2014

    89 min

    • Spanish

    Drama

    Susana Le Marchand, a housewife ignored by her wealthy husband, is looking for a new maid. Her former gardener gives Susana a gift from his wife, Hilda. Flattered by the gesture, Susana decides to hire Hilda. One day, Hilda finds some Marxist books. Susana takes them and reconnects with her leftist past. She questions the frivolity of her life and, with Hilda, decides to make a change.

    Awards

    • Best Actress (Verónica Langer) - Morelia IFF
    • Special Mention for Best Director - Sofia IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Andrés Clariond Rangel
    Cinematography
    Héctor Ortega
    Editing
    Yibran Asuad
    Oscar Figueroa
    Miguel Musálem
    Adrián Parisi
    Music
    Rodrigo Monfort
    Sales
    M-APPEAL
    Production
    PIMIENTA FILMS

    Press

    Turning on racism, classism and power abuse, in its soaring neurosis, huis-clos set-up, Mexican setting, and class ironies, Hilda also tips its hat to Luis Buñuel.

    John Hopewell, Variety

    Andrés Clariond Rangel

    Andrés Clariond Rangel

    Mexico

    Andrés Clariond Rangel was born in Monterrey in 1977. He has a BA in Law with a minor in Film Studies from the University of Monterrey. He also holds a masters degree in Cinematography from the University of Columbia, New York, with a major in film directing. He has directed several shorts, such as TENTACIONES (1999), QUIMERAS (2001), POR UN MATRIMONIO FELIZ (2003), PAREJOS (2005) and PEORIA (2010). HILDA (2014) was his first feature film. CLOSE QUARTERS (2019) is his most recent film.

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