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José Pablo Escamilla – Mostro #Locarno74

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A shout of protest of the new Mexican generation.

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16 min. and 47 sec.

PODCAST | Federica Scarpa interviews José Pablo Escamilla, director of the film Mostro.

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At the Cineasti del Presente Competition, at the 74th edition of the Locarno Film Festival, the young director José Pablo Escamilla brings his Monster, a film that wants to shed light on a serious problem in Mexico: a generation in disarray, trapped in reality without prospects, in a society where, literally, disappearing is the order of the day.

Monster : A couple of teenage factory workers spend their afternoons consuming chemical substances in a self-constructed shack. The ecstatic trips and the visions they experience make them forget their noisy industrial city life for a moment. But when Alexandra disappears right before his eyes, Lucas must deal with a corrupted system. His visions decay, just like the monster that imprisons them.


  • Reporter
    Federica Scarpa
  • Guest
    José Pablo Escamilla
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
  • Festival section
    Concorso Cineasti del presente
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