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Luis Estrada

Director

“I think that the desire remains [by the government] to prevent showing a critical movie, a satire, with very clear references to institutions and people. It’s a curious thing: 'Herod’s Law' was the first film in the history of Mexican cinema that spoke about the PRI and the corruption and impunity that surrounded its reign for 70 years. 'The Perfect Dictatorship' is the first film in the history… Read more
“I think that the desire remains [by the government] to prevent showing a critical movie, a satire, with very clear references to institutions and people. It’s a curious thing: 'Herod’s Law' was the first film in the history of Mexican cinema that spoke about the PRI and the corruption and impunity that surrounded its reign for 70 years. 'The Perfect Dictatorship' is the first film in the history of Mexican cinema that satirizes the president. This sounds weird. Because in any real democracy—and we’ll talk about whether this country is a really a dictatorship or a democracy or what—this is something common, every day.” Read less