BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
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The Mayor

ORIGINAL TITLE:
El Alcalde
Mexico / 2012 / 1 t. 21 min.
LANGUAGE:
Spansk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Mauricio Fernàndez Garza
DIRECTOR:
Emiliano Altuna Fistolera, Carlos Federico Rossini, Diego Osorno
WRITER:
Emiliano Altuna Fistolera, Carlos Federico Rossini, Diego Osorno
PRODUCER:
Emiliano Altuna Fistolera, Carlos Federico Rossini
Who's ready for an honest politician?

The number of drug-related murders that take place in Mexico each year is so staggeringly high that it is hard to fathom the proportions of the problem. In THE MAYOR we meet a man who is not afraid to take a firm stand on this issue. Mauricio Fernández Garza is the millionaire mayor of the affluent and peaceful northern state of Nuevo León. The outspoken Garza is determined not to let the cartels gain control of his territory, and in order to ensure this, he is fully prepared to take justice into his own hands.

 

Emiliano Altuna Fistolera, Carlos Federico Rossini, Diego Osorno

EMILIANO ALTUNA FISTOLERA has written and directed the short documentary SEGUIR SIENDO and the feature documentaries EL CIRUELO (2008) and THE MAYOR (2012).

CARLOS FEDERICO ROSSINI works as a director and cinematographer in Mexico. He has directed the documentaries EL CIRUELO and THE MAYOR.

DIEGO OSORNO is a journalist and author of several books focusing on Mexico's drug cartels. THE MAYOR is his directorial debut.