THE DOVE AND THE WOLF
MEXICO | 2019 | COLOR | 106 MIN. | SPANISH
Paloma (Paloma Petra) and Lobo (Carlos Hernández) try to do the impossible: hold on to love in the face of the violence that surrounds them. Carlos Lenin’s debut feature film, which takes place in modern-day northern Mexico, is an idyllic declaration of principles what happens outside of the frame is as important as what we see onscreen. Using a deeply expressive camera, in La Paloma y el Lobo silences and darkness are worth more than the words themselves. A graduate of the cuec film school at the unam Carlos Lenin has managed to set up an ambitious story with only one goal: to redeem love in times of misfortune. The film was screened for the first time at the Locarno International Film Festival, one of the most important world meetings of auteur cinema, where it received the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Award.
Review by: Abel Cervantes
Carlos Lenin | Linares | Nuevo León, 1983
In 2013, Carlos Lenin graduated from the University Center for Cinematographic Studies (CUEC) of the UNAM, specializing in direction and cinematography. In 2015 he premiered his short film ’24 º 51’ Latitud Norte at the Morelia International Film Festival, a job for which he was nominated by the Mexican Academy of Cinema in the category of best fiction short film. This same work was awarded the Orona Prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival.