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Gerardo Naranjo

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Sunday, February 19 2012

'Miss Bala' Explores the Mexican Drug War by Focusing on the Victims

Based loosely on a real event, Gerardo Naranjo’s latest leaves the drugs, guns, and money at the periphery in telling the story of an aspiring beauty queen kidnapped by a northern Mexican gang.


Sunday, October 9 2011

NYFF 2011: 'The Student' + 'Miss Bala' + "Once Upon a Time in Anatolia'

Once Upon A Time in Anatolia makes magnificent use of colors and light, as, for instance, the dark bruised purple of the countryside at night contrasts with the comforting orange glow of the car’s headlights.


Tuesday, December 18 2007

Drama/Mex

DramaMex is not a quest for resolution, really, but a piece about being trapped in a cycle that can’t be broken and about learning to take solace in small pleasures.


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