Director: Carlos Carrera (Mexico)
With only three feature films, Carlos Carrera is considered one of the best young directors of the new Mexican cinema. He began as an animator the age of 12. He studied filmmak- ing at the Training Center of Cinematography (Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica) in Mexico City. After that, Carrera made his first feature, Benjamin’s Wife (1991). This film won the Mexican Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. After his second feature film, Marital Life (1993), Carrera made The Hero (1994), an animated short winner of the Golden Palm at Cannes Festival.
The true story of the border town of Juarez, Mexico where since the mid-90's thousands of women have gone missing or turned up as sun-burnt corpses in the desert. Can new police captain Blanca Bravo stop the savagery?