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LA MALETA MEXICANA

  
ZIFF, TRISHA

  • EXTENDED SYNOPSIS

La Maleta Mexicana narra la historia de tres cajas que fueron encontradas en un apartamento de la Ciudad de México en 2007, tras haber desaparecido en medio del caos que reinaba en Europa a comienzos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Esta maletacontenía4.500 negativos fruto del trabajo de tres amigos que se conocieron en París entre 1936 y 1937 y que se convirtieron después en los mejores fotorreporteros de su tiempo. Exiliados de sus propios países: Alemania, Polonia y Hungría, fueron radicalesqueentendieron los peligros del fascismo. Viajaron juntos a España para combatirlo con sus cámaras. Sus nombres eran Robert Capa, David "Chim" Seymour y Gerda Taro.

The Mexican Suitcase tells the story of three lost boxes, found in a closet in Mexico City in 2007, that disappeared in the chaos in Europe at the beginning of World War II. Contained in the suitcase were 4,500 unique negatives, the work of threefriends, who met in Paris between 1936 and 1937, who would become some of the finest photojournalists of their time; exiled from their respective countries, Germany, Poland and Hungary. They were radicals who understood the dangers of fascism.Theytraveled to Spain together to fight fascism with their cameras. They were Robert Capa, David "Chim" Seymour and Gerda Taro.

  • CAST
Performance Name Role
Cast Documental/Documentary
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  • CREW
Performance Name Notes
Production Paco Poch
Production Eamon O´Farrill
Production Trisha Ziff
Directed by Ziff, Trisha
Co-Production Víctor Cavaller
Co-Production Andrés Luque
Co-Production Michael Nyman
Associate Production Benjamin Tarver
Associate Production Marco Polo Constandse
Associate Production Avelino Rodríguez
Associate Production Jordi Ambròs
Screenplay Trisha Ziff
Cinematography Claudio Rocha
Score Michael Nyman
Score Gerard Pastor
Film Editing Luis López
Film Editing Paloma Carillo
Film Editing Bernat Aragonés
Sound Yuri Laguna
Sound Amanda Villavieja
Other info Asesor Creativo / Creative Consultant:
Other info John Sayles
Other info Gráficos / Graphics:
Other info Éramos Tantos
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  • FILM & TRAILER RATINGS
he current rating will be the one with the most current resolution date
Film Rating Duration Certification
GENERAL AUDIENCES 90 min. 4/20/2011
Video Rating Runtime Certification
GENERAL AUDIENCES 90 min. seg. 2/29/2012
  • PUBLIC GRANTS
Grant Amount
Grants - Amortisation of Feature Films - General 1,957.88 €
Grants - Feature films project 135,000.00 €
  • CREW
Tag Information
Year of the Spanish Films Catalogue 2011
Production year 2011
Length Largometraje
Film Formats 35 mm. - DCP
Original version Castellano, inglés, catalán
Running time 90 minutos
Emulsion Color y B/N - B&W
Aspect ratio Panorámico 1:1,85
  • Film Info
Tag Information
Star-up shooting date 11/30/2009
Ending shooting date 9/28/2010
Locations BARCELONA, MADRID, GRANADA, SALAMANCA (Days: 14)
Locations PARIS, MARSELLA, ILLE DE FRANCE (Days: 7)
Locations MEXICO D.F. MONTERREY (Days: 14)
Locations NUEVA YORK (Days: 7)
  • FILM PRODUCTION COMPANIES
Passeig Mare de Déu del Coll 30, local Abrera 08023 Barcelona Spain
  • DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES & INFO
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Passeig Mare de Déu del Coll 30, local Abrera 08023 Barcelona Spain
  • Festivals and Awards
Awards Section Person / Company
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival Austin, Texas Premio del Público al mejor documental
Doc Miami Film Festival Mejor documental
Laliff Los Angeles Latino Film Festival 2011 Mención Honorífica del Jurado

Participation in Festivals Section
Docuweek 2011 Proyecciones en NY y LA
Festival De Morelia 2011 Sección Oficial de Documental
Festival De San Sebastián 2011 Sección Made In Spain
Festival Doc Miami 2011 Sección Oficial de Documental
Human Rights Film Festival Syracuse University
Karlovy Vary 2011 (Premiere) Sección Oficial de Documental
Laliff Los Angeles Latino Film Festival 2011 Sección Oficial
Les Recontres D´Arlès 2011 Proyecciones Nocturnas
Unaff 2012 United Nations Associations Film Festival
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