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Lucinda Urrusti. Painter.

Canadian Premiere

Lucinda Urrusti. Painter.

Juan Francisco Urrusti

Mexico | 2020 | 1 h 30 min
Available on ARTS.FILM from November 11, 2022

Born in 1926 in the Spanish Moroccan city of Melilla, the painter Lucinda Urrusti arrived in Mexico in 1939 with her family, as refugees from the Spanish Civil War. Produced and directed by her nephew, Juan Francisco Urrusti, this intimate documentary is built around interviews conducted with her from 2012 to 2017, immersing us in the artistic universe of this Mexican artist whose work is still little known.
Director Juan Francisco Urrusti
Production Juan Francisco Urrusti
Cast María Aurora Urrusti, Eduardo Espinosa-Campos, Manuel Felguérez, Jaime Moreno-Villarreal, Lucinda Urrusti
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Juan Francisco Urrusti

Juan Francisco Urrusti

Born in Mexico City, in 1954. Juan Francisco Urrusti enroled the Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia. But he stayed there just for a year and a half, because he then enroled a two-year Diploma Course in Filmmaking at The London International Film School. In 2010, he gets a degree in Communication Sciences in Mexico City.
He has directed and produced documentaries, the majority of which are Ethnographic. He was Head of the Film and Video Production Dept. at the Archivo Etnográfico Audiovisual of the Instituto Nacional Indigenista from 1985 until 1989. There he was executive producer of seven documentaries: Xochimilco, siempre de fiesta (1987); Tejiendo mar y viento, and La vida de una familia Ikoods. (1987); Atzazilitztli: una petición de lluvias nahua (1987); Casas Grandes: una aproximación a la Gran Chichimeca (1986); Los dueños de la selva (1985); El eterno retorno, testimonios de la tribu kikapú (1985); De bandas, vidas y otros sones (1985); Danza de conquista (1985).
He has been a teacher of Documentary at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica (CCC) in Mexico City, since 1989, and at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC/UNAM) since 2016. Urrusti has given lectures and workshops in several Mexican cities, and also in universities in Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua, Spain, and the USA. He is currently working on two documentaries about Mexican artists.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
In exile: a family film (2017)
Dando la noticia (19981999)
Vivir en la lucha libre (1998)
Adolfo López Mateos: historia de un seductor orador (1997)
El pueblo mexicano que camina (1996)

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