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Meet the Head of Juan Pérez

Emilio Portes
Mexico, Comedy, 2008
83 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


Away from its body, the cut-off head of Juan Pérez The Great (a fifth class magician from a small circus), starts remembering how he lost his head to a guillotine. After a terrible six year crisis, the Circo Aztlán (where our magician has lived for so many years), had started cutting acts out. In order not to lose his job, Juan Pérez promised to stage a sensational decapitation act, which could return the circus to its glory days. Running out of time, and without a penny to build the machinery needed for his act, Juan Pérez was forced to steal an original Guillotine from a museum, unaware of its terrible curse.


Mature audiences

Regal Metropolitan, Tuesday April 28, 6 PM

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Director and Screenwriter born 1976 in the great Mexico City. Former student from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) where focused his talents on directing and screenwriting. Between 2003 and 2009 he´s granted with 4 Screenplay Scholarships. In 2005 his short film HUGOOOL wins a 2o place at the 15th Pontoise Cergy International Film Festival and it´s also shown at several festivals across the globe. In 2007 his screenplay PASTORELA wins at the Alejdandro Galindo´S Screenplay Workshop. In 2008 his debut film, MEET THE HEAD OF JUAN PÉREZ screened on many festivals and wins several awards.
In the winter of 2011, his new film PASTORELA opens at 2th place among foreign and national releases and won 7 awards, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay, including nominations for Best Cinematography

Producer: Rodrigo Herranz Fanjul
Screenwriter: Emilio Portes
Cinematographer: Ramón Orozco
Editor: Rodrigo Ríos, Pablo Tamez, Yibran Assaud
Music: Aldo Max Rodríguez
Cast: Silverio Palacios, Dolores Heredia, José Sefami, María Aura, Carlos Cobos, Ernesto Yáñez, Alejandro Calva, Salomón Reyes, Rubén Cristiani, Dagoberto Gama, Isela Vega