Key figure of Mexican cinema, now an international star, Gael García Bernal makes his debuts in Mexican television at the age of 9 in the TV show Teresa. Later on, he goes to London to attend Central School of Speech and Drama. Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu’s Amores Perros reveals himself to the general audience in 2000. Roles very quickly follow on as his on-screen charisma and acting accuracy are obvious. He makes the event in 2004 at Cannes Film Festival, appearing in two films seleckted in the Official Competition: taking on the part of Che in Walter Salles’ Motorcycle Diaries, and as a manipulative transvestite in Pedro Almodovar’s Bad education. Gael García Bernal is also directing (Deficit, his first featurelength in 2007), producing through the company he founded with Diego Luna, Canana, and co-founder of the documentaries’ festival Ambulante.
• Premiere of Miss Bala by Gerardo Naranjo, introduced by Gael García Bernal (producer of the film)
• Retrospective : 11 FILMS (actor, director and producer) amongst those Amores Perros by Iňárritu, Bad education by Pedro Almodóvar or La Science des rêves by Michel Gondry, Deficit by Gael García Bernal, Sin Nombre by Cary Joji Fukunaga...
FOCUS : AMBULANTE FESTIVAL The AMBULANTE Festival was founded in 2005 by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna : it aims at promoting documentaries. Paris Cinema will introduce 3 mexican films of its last edition.