Mexican films garner two prizes in the “Un Certain Regard” section at Cannes festival

The Cannes "Un Certain Regard" category gives space to more innovative and daring films by usually lesser-known or novice filmmakers.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two Mexican films competed this Friday in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, the second most important of the event, and both - "Noche de Fuego" (Prayers for the Stolen) and "La Civil" (The Civilian) - were rewarded with a prize.

These two feature films also had a common background: the collateral damage of violence in Mexico; the first from the point of view of three girls and the second focused on the desperate struggle of a mother to recover her daughter, kidnapped by a cartel. . . .

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