Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo (Shakespeare and Victor Hugos Intimacies)
Intimidades de Shakespeare y Victor Hugo (Shakespeare and Victor Hugo's Intimacies)
Dir. Yulene Olaizola, 2009, 83 min.
-- In Spanish, with English subtitles --
The lodging house at the intersection of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo streets in Mexico City has been a shelter for all sorts of magnificent and singular individuals, under the management of its owner, my grandmother Rosa. When I was ten years old I met one of its guests. He used to sing for me and paint my portraits; his name was Jorge Riosse, a charming schizophrenic and virtuous individual who became my grandmothers close friend. One night in 1993, his room set on fire and Jorge died. My grandmother started to investigate this fatal accident and she soon discovered different clues that connected it with a serial killer who had strangled at least 13 women in different hotels in the popular La Merced district. However, in spite of her doubts and suspicion, my grandmother still remembers Jorge as the talented young man who shared his art, his music and above all, his affection.
Part of the "Straight Outta Mexico" series curated by Santiago Esteinou, February 9th -13th at the Maysles Cinema
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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