My Mexican Bretzel (2019)

  • Currents
  • 1h 14m
  • Spain
Last Chance to Rent Oct 3, 8:00 PM ET

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Mid-century home movies in glorious color provide the narrative skeleton for a singular exploration of storytelling in Nuria Giménez’s first feature. Winner of the Found Footage Award at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam, My Mexican Bretzel uses onscreen subtitles, taken from the diaries of one Vivian Barrett, to accompany and narrate silent images of her life with her husband Léon, a World War II pilot who damaged his hearing in a plane accident. As we follow the couple on their travels around the world, their story grows more unpredictable and perhaps improbable, and Giménez reveals her spellbinding film to be an imaginative cinematic sleight of hand.

Director

Nuria Giménez

Language

Spanish

Subtitles

English

Bonus Content

1m
58th New York Film Festival Trailer

Preview 25 days of the best in world cinema.

4m
My Mexican Bretzel Intro

An introduction by Eugene Hernandez, Florence Almozini and director Nuria Gimenez Lorang

26m
My Mexican Bretzel Q&A

A conversation between Florence Almozini and director Nuria Gimenez Lorang

1m
HBO Documentary Films

Special thanks to HBO, the presenting partner of NYFF58 documentaries.

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