Victoria Linares’ movie It Runs in the Family participated at the Guanajuato International Film Festival in July in Mexico this year.
A revelation about Oscar Torres, her unknown and once world-famous queer filmmaker cousin, sends Victoria down a path of self-discovery through reconstructions of his intimate memories living in the 1950s authoritarian Caribbean, as Victoria leads re-enactments of his unproduced screenplays with the family who erased him.
Almost twenty-five years of existence, the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) bears the invaluable vision of the thousands of filmmakers who have crossed its screens with works that go beyond the borders of the geographical and the conceptual.
Founded in 1998 by Sarah Hoch and Ernesto Herrera, the GIFF has established itself throughout this quarter of a century as a vital training center that contributes to the success of new filmmakers, actors, producers, screenwriters and technicians in Mexico. Since then, the vision of the Guanajuato International Film Festival has been based on the importance of renewing itself and applying innovative strategies.
The festival took place on the 22nd-31st of July.