My Mexican Bretzel

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    My Mexican Bretzel

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    Spain

    2019

    72 min

    • Spanish

    Docufiction

    My Mexican Bretzel opens with black-and-white clips of pilots during World War II in Switzerland, subtitled with excerpts from – so we are told – the diary of Vivian Barrett. She talks about herself and her husband Léon, who partly lost his hearing in an accident with his plane and could no longer fly. The couple's glamourous life then unfolds in diary excerpts and footage shot by Léon, about whom we also learn that he developed a successful anti-depressant, and had an obsession with many different forms of transportation.

    Awards

    • Found Footage Award - IFF Rotterdam

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    Credits

    Cast
    Ilse G. Ringier
    Frank A. Lorang
    Screenplay
    Nuria Giménez
    Cinematography
    Frank A. Lorang
    Editing
    Cristóbal Fernández
    Nuria Giménez
    Production
    BRETZEL & TEQUILA
    Nuria Giménez

    Nuria Giménez

    Spain

    Born in 1976, Spain, Giménez studied Journalism, International Relations and Documentary Film. After her studies, she improved her knowledge of filmmaking by attending masterclasses and seminars of filmmakers such as Virginia García del Pino, Wang Bing and Stephen Frears. She directed her first documentary short, KAFENEIO, in 2017. It screened at DocumentaMadrid and Bogota Documentary IFF. MY MEXICAN BRETZEL (2019) is her first feature.