Live Poll: The Other Mexican Directors

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Cuarón, Iñárritu and del Toro, The Three Amigos, have put Mexican cinema on the spot, winning five of the last six directing Oscars and making films that sum 80 nominations in the past decade.

But they are far from being the only Mexican directors, and many others have recognition either from critics or box office both in Mexico and abroad.

From these other Mexican directors, whose filmography would you like to explore the most? if you are already familiar with them, who is your favorite?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043075851/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/kaQfErwevQo/
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Cuaronnnn
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If you want a Cuarón then your option will be his brother Carlos. Who was an Oscar nominee for Y tu mamá también screenlay, and contrary to Alfonso stayed to work in Mexico.

I did not add his son Jonás as an options since he doesn't have enough films yet, but you can watch Desierto if you want to know him. 
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Pencho15,

I noticed that you didn't get a chance to add a link to your list in your original post. I believe I found the correct list and updated your original post with the link.
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Thanks Dan
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The single line breaks in your descriptions may not appear in the poll layout. I would suggest using punctuation to keep it short but readable, like this:

Main accolades: 3 nominations for Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or. 6 times Ariel Award (Mexican Oscar) winner. 2 times Best Latin America Cinema at Sundance.
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Thanks Peter, I have remove the line breaks on the main accolades section of each director. Do you think I should also remove it from their filmographies?
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I think it looks fine.
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'Good poll. And a tough choice between several. I loved  Y tu mamá también, so I'd really like to see more of Cuaron's work but I've also wanted to see the films of Marisa Sistach; since Cuaron will probably get a lot more votes, I'll vote for Sistach. 

Peter left a really good suggestion above. That happened with one of my polls that included short lists: the line breaks didn't appear in the poll so everything was pushed together and hard to read. 


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Oh, the intro. is really good and so well written but I'm wondering if you mean "on the map" or "in the spotlight" instead of "on the spot?" "On the spot" can actually mean something somewhat negative, like putting someone in the position of having to give a response he or she would rather not. It can also mean right away, right there.
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Thanks. I have changed the description for in the spotlight, which probably was the word that means what I wanted to say.
As for your choice, Sistach is an interesting director and one of the very few women working as directors down here.
Carlos Cuarón will probably take most of the votes due to his name, but honestly I think he is one of the least interesting directors on the list from what I have seen. His biggest hit working without his brother is a soccer comedy that now is mostly forgotten.
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I never knew that he worked with his brother so much. I looked at his filmography and I definitely see what you mean. I have been interested in Sistach's work ever since I read about 'Violet Perfume,' but when I found out the director is a woman, that made me want to support her, as well. I hope she makes another film. What Mexican directors do you think make the most fascinating films?
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I also went with a woman, but in my case it was Tatiana Huezo. I haven't seen her films yet, but her documentaries are always praised as some of the best each year and I have wanted to discover her since her first success story.

Regarding the directors I have known, I think Alonso Ruizpalacios is quite good. His last work, Museo, was one of my favorite Mexican films in a long time, and I really think he was quite unlucky to have it released the same year as Roma, without that competition it would have seen more rewarded and seen. It is among many best of the year lists, including the metacritic one that you made into a poll.

I also like Fernando Eimbcke as one that constantly makes good films, while other usually have managed a great picture, but not all their filmography is to be praised, it is a bad thing of having to do popular films in order to remain active.

While I find it boring, Carlos Reygadas is often praised and you may like him if you like the work of people like Tarkovsky or de Oliveira which is quite artistry but not easy to watch.
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Thanks. While it is safe to assume this won't be my most voted poll. It is always nice to have a poll with a cause, in this case promoting the cinema of my country.
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I consider one part of the charters of the IMDb polls is to collectively broaden the film horizons of poll authors and users.
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