“Finland” and the identity of muxe
Show the challenges that society mix The faces of the attention that prompted Jalisco filmmaker Horacio Alcala to direct “Finland”, His first feature film explores how these Oaxacan women defend their identity, traditions, way of connecting to society and the chiaroscuro of love and family.
Horacio Alcala, originally from Tipatitlan, shares that after learning about the existence of the Mexicos, he did not hesitate to visit Oaxaca to meet them in person and to delve into their way of life, dreams and challenges they live daily in a society that is gradually opening up to dialogue about cultural and sexual identities; Fascinated by these life stories, he decides to take them to the screen, as the heroes: Ángeles Cruz, Noe Hernández, Andrea Gouache, Quautely Jiménez, Eric Israel Consuelo, Graciela Orozco, Leonardo Alonso and Palémon Olmedo.
“I didn’t know there were muxes, a friend asked me why I didn’t do something about fashion with a more human approach, that’s how I discovered the flaws and after three months we were already with them, absorbing lives and stories, and from there developing the script.”
Through three main stories, Horacio Alcala begins to intertwine his main characters: three mix, who face different common circumstances regarding family and social rejection and prejudice, but also love stories that reach Finland, One of the plots that gave its name to the film competing for the Maguey Prize and the official selection for Made in Jalisco.
Horacio Alcala says in an interview with EL INFORMADOR, who has located production and filming in different parts of Oaxaca. , which allowed the film to also reflect the beauty, color and traditions of that state and the everyday environment of the outfits.
“Oaxaca is a very visual, colorful, beautiful place, where we put the camera, we will get an interesting picture. I am a documentary filmmaker and ‘Finland’ is my first novel and there you see some geysers discovery documentaries,” the director notes, highlighting other resources that It was applied to the film to finish the story.
“More than 20 years ago I left my land dreaming of becoming a film director, and now not only is FICG recognizing my work, it is showing reality like nuts through my work, I see a change in society with these issues, I see an opening, we have witnessed it” .
What will happen
After its premiere at FICG, “Finland” is preparing to embark on a route through festivals in the United States, Australia, Taiwan and Argentina; In addition, you will seek access to Chambers of Commerce. At the same time, Horacio Alcala is already working on his next project, “On the Waves”, with a script by the actress also Angel Cruz, which will begin filming in 2022, in the Los Altos region of Jalisco and Chapala.
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