The Open Reel deals with Pisito Trece Producciones for the acquisition of the debut feature film:

by Alejandro Andrade Pease 

The film stars Carmen MauraEmilio PuenteMoisés Arizmendi and Mariana Gajá among others and it is co-produced by Cinema Máquina, Home Films and EFD.



Andy´s world changes completely when his mother has an accident. When there is no one to take care of him, the boy is carried to Cuernavaca to his paternal grandmother´s house. While her mother is debating between life and death, the child will face the rejection of his grandmother, the seductive and dangerous world of the son of the gardener and will start the search for his father.



Director’s note

Cuernavaca is my first feature film. Its based in my childhood memories. My grandmother had a house in the warm and tropical city of Cuernavaca. Her house had beatifull gardens, but they were surrounded by big walls. Always trying to keep them appart from the violence and dangers of the outside. She was also like that, always hidding things, trying to look perfect, but inside she was full of pain and anger. I use her story as a metaphore of my country, full of walls that try to separate the outside violence, but not being councious that the real violence strats inseide each one of us when our pain is too big and not attended.


Alejandro Andrade Pease was born in Mexico City. He studied communication at the Anahuac University in Mexico City, and filmmaking at the CUEC, the Film School of the National University of Mexico (UNAM). As a director he has worked on documentaries for TV Española (Spain) and ONCETV (Mexico). His screenplay prizes include the 1998 prize of the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) for Esta hermosa cadena.
His short film Juego de manos (2004) was selected in over 20 international film festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, the Melbourne International Film Festival, and the 2004 Berlinale Panorama section. It received the Best Project award in Spain’s SGAE in 2005, and at Mexico’s Este corto sí se ve.

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