“The Man who saw too much’, is a documentary feature which looks at the career of Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides. When the image of the accident becomes an object of desire; the work of Metinides. This film explores the journey of his work, from his first photographs as accidents made as a young child, which appeared throughout his career on the front cover sof the tabloid newspaper sold at traffic lights throughout Mexico City, to the plan chests in collections of major museums in the world, owned by collectors and enjoyed by a cult following. The film traces this journey, and explores our own relationship to the accident, that ambivalence to look or not, the fragility when life can simply change in a moment. The work of Metinides intrigues and repels, but always reminds us of our own mortality and our inability to guarantee anything.
FICG IN LA
Sunday October 9th, TCL Chinese Theater, 11:00
Monday October 17th, Cine Lido, 19:00
Tuesday October 18th, Parque España, 19:00
Wednesday October 19th, Ciudad Universitaria, 17:00
Curated by Trisha Ziff & Isabel del Rio.
May 14th, 2014.
Open to the public.
GALERIA EMMA MOLINA
Two Men a Car and the Wall, a coproduction between 212BERLIN FILMS (MEXICO) and Alfeneeks Fils (PALESTINE) will be present in Hot Docs 21st annual edition from April 24 – May 4, 2014, along with 18 more projects representing 13 different countries and selected from 128 submissions.
Hot Docs (www.hotdocs.ca) is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. Attended by over 500 leading industry professionals, the Forum is focused around a schedule of pre-selected international project presentations made to a roundtable of key international commissioning editors and an observers gallery composed of fellow producers, distributors, sales agents, funders and other buyers.
Official press release.
Complete list of projects
May 27, 2013,
1:30 pm Cinema 1
6:15 pm Cinema 2
Institute of Contemporary Arts
12 Carlton House Terrace
Tickets / Information
020 7930 3647
March 11, 2013,
Wednesday, MARCH 13 (19:00 h)
Instituto Cervantes – Iglesia de Santa Eulalia dei Catalani
Via Argenteria Nuova, 33/35
90133 Palermo Sicilia
February 13, 2013,
212Berlin Films joins forces with Wabi Sabi Films Mexico for the production of El Miron: 101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides. (2014). A co-production.
Director: Trisha Ziff
Producer: Alan Suárez (Wabisabi films)
Executive Producers: Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger Bona Fide Films Los Angeles.
Cinematographer: Felipe Perez Bouchard.
February 12, 2013,
Join Aperture for the opening reception of 101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides, the photographer’s choice of the key images from over fifty years of photographing crime scenes and accidents in Mexico for local newspapers and the nota roja crime press. The photographer, who rarely leaves Mexico, will be at the opening reception via Skype and available to speak with the visitors.
Curated by Trisha Ziff
Wednesday, February 20
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
January 10, 2013,
The Mexican Suitcase at the Cineteca Nacional Mexico. At Summary Series, dedicated to present the best of Mexican recent documentary, composed by seventeen major works recognized in international festivals.