"Mexico Lindo" in Cannes 2017
From the iconic photo of the Mexican actors“dream team” to mariachi celebrations, the 2017 Cannes Festival edition has embraced Latin American culture. Mexican director Michel Franco pesented “April’s Daughter,” with Spanish actress Emma Suárez, another vision of yet another Latin American broken family.
Mexico has displaced Spain and become the main protagonist in the most glamorous film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, according to El País.
Actors Salma Hayek, Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal, along with directors Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu and photography director Emmanuel Lubezki, stole the cameras attention while being taken a group photo: the Mexican “dream team”, at their arrival at the Festival.
According to El País, these are the "golden names" of the new wave of Mexican cinema. Together they add up 38 international awards.
During the Festival, Salma Hayek took the occasion to criticise Hollywood sexism, saying "the system treats actresses like performing monkeys and wants rid of them once they realise they are smart," as reported in Pulse.
"Hollywood's particularly macho. If they realise that you are smart, their anger gets multiplied," Hayek said.
The “dream team” was honoured by a band of mariachis during the event.
At Cannes Festival was also staring Mexican director Michel Franco, who presented “April’s Daughter,” with Spanish actress Emma Suárez. The film is "another vision of yet another Latin American broken family, with an absent father and wayward, to put it mildly, mother", as reported in Variety. "Which begs a question: Without a robust welfare state in Latin America, families provide the near only safety net."