Between drug wars and swine flu there has been a lot of negative press for Mexico recently. An industry which has not slowed down, however, is Mexico's excellent film production. One standout that recently played at Sundance and Tribeca is Carlos Cuaron's debut feature, "Rudo y Cursi." Even discounting my serious interest in any film with a passing reference to soccer, this looks like a lively comedy that will add to Mexico's important cinematic output. The creation of Cha Cha, a new production companies with powerful directors Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Guillermo del Toro is an indication that Mexican film is growing even stronger.
Trailer for "Rudo y Cursi"