A period piece that blends first love, the power of the cinema and the Mexican Revolution, El Cometa is set in 1910, as Medero’s factions were organising against the Profirio Diaz regime. Romualdo (Gabriel Retes) owns a travelling vaudeville show and has just lost his star attraction when his son Victor (Diego Luna) meets Guy (Patrick LeMauff), a French cinematographer who has worked for Lumiere. Victor is fascinated by the possibilities of the movies, and when Guy discovers Romualdo needs a new drawing card, he offers him a dealoa movie set-up at a bargain price in exchange for helping to hide Valentina (Ana Claudia Talancon), a girl whose father was arrested for working with Medero’s rebels.
Mexico, 1999.English subtitles.Colour.Dolby stereo.95 mins.
PlusThe Wall/El MuroDirector: Sergio Arau.1998.6 mins.
andLong is the Way to Heaven/Largo es el camino al cielo
Director: Jose Angel Garcia Moreno.1998.8 mins.