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No Nos Moverán: A portrait of the collective memory and justice in Mexico.

Danae Correa

May 15th 2024

After its participation at Cinéma en Construction 41/Toulouse 2022, the Mexican film “No Nos Moverán” has made its world debut at Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse a film festival focused on Latin American productions held from March 15 - 24 of the present year.

The film directed by Pierre Saint Martin Castellanos received three prestigious awards including Prix SFCC de la Critique, Prix CCAS de la Fiction, and Prix Lyceé de la Fiction.

The film explores the sense of forgiveness and vengeance derived from the events that occurred on October 2nd, 1968 at Plaza de las Tres Culturas in Tlatelolco, Mexico City. However, the film is set in present times because despite being over half a century since that tragic day, the need to talk about what happened remains imperative.

The story follows Socorro, an elderly woman, who becomes obsessed with finding the soldier that killed her brother during the Tlatelolco massacre and avenge him. Driven by the fact that she hasn’t much time left to live she seeks revenge, by her hand, convinced it will be the only way to have closure and find peace. During her quest for justice, we’ll learn why Socorro has become estranged from her family, and find the key that encourages her to create a revenge plot that might put at risk everything she holds dear.

The cast is led by Luisa Huertas as Socorro, accompanied by Rebeca Manríquez, José Alberto Patiño, Pedro Hernández, Agustina Quinci, and Juan Carlos Colombo. In charge of production are Varios Lobos directed by Víctor Léycegui, and Male Gil.

Beyond the cinematic portrayal, the film aims to serve as a reminder of one of the darkest events that has taken place in Mexico’s history. The Tlatelolco massacre on October 2nd, 1968 left a deep scar in Mexican society, and “No Nos Moverán” seeks to keep the memory alive of those who lost their lives that day, as well as to foster reflection, and an open dialogue on justice and the reconciliation of the country and it’s government. 

Director Pierre Saint Martin shares that the film acts as a homage to his mother and the families that have suffered the loss of dearest ones due to violence. Throughout the narrative, he invites the audience to reflect on the long-lasting consequences of political repression and the struggle for human rights in Mexico. 

Although the film addresses serious and painful topics, it leaves room for humor, making it a cinematic experience that is both moving and entertaining. The choice of black and white as visual language adds a layer of depth and emotion to the story. 

"No Nos Moverán" offers a unique glimpse into a crucial moment in Mexico’s history while reminding us about the importance of seeking the truth and justice within our contemporary society. Although its world premiere has already taken place, Mexican film enthusiasts eagerly await for the opportunity to experience this film on the big screen.

This film will be screened at the Guadalajara International Film Festival on the following days: 

  • Tuesday, June 11th at 6:00 PM at the FICG Cineteca - Guillermo del Toro Room 01 

  • Wednesday, June 12th at 6:10 PM at Cineforo 

  • Thursday, June 13th at 8:10 PM at Cinépolis Centro Magno 08

It is with great pride that we, at Hasan Estudio, were able to collaborate with Supervising Sound Editing by Alejandro Díaz Sánchez in such a cinematographic work. The task wasn’t always simple, it involved a huge individual and collective effort from the team. However, we found the result to be exceptional and one of the best works we have done so far.

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