Here are the must-see films according to the Guanajuato Film Festival

Guanajuato.- Tomorrow, Sunday March 27, the 94th Awards Ceremony will take place Oscar. For this edition, the Guanajuato International Film Festival recommends the movies the 2021 not to be missed before or after the show.

The power of the dog

The film features longtime actors and actresses such as Kristen Dunst (Marie Antoinette, 2006), Jesse Plemons (Breaking Bad, 2008), and Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange, 2016). It is directed by Jane Champion, writer and filmmaker.

The story takes place in the far west, when the relationship between two brothers with opposite characters becomes complicated due to the marriage of one of them with the widow of the village.

It was nominated for 12 Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Direction, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Cinematography, among others.


Zendaya (Euphoria, 2019), Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name, 2017), Rebecca Ferguson (Reminiscence, 2021), Oscar Isaacs (Scenes from a Wedding, 2021), and other actors are in the cast. The film takes place under the direction of Denis Villeneuve.

It takes place in a dystopian future in which two powers fight for the rule of the most important planet in the universe. The story unfolds amid political intrigue and action. It is an adaptation of Frak Herbet’s novels.

He has 10 nominations. Some of the categories it falls in are Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, and Best Editing, among others.

do not look

The cast includes Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady, 2011), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Jennifer Lawrence (Mother!, 2017), Timothee Chalamet (Little Women, 2019) and Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Walstreet, 2013). directed by Adam McKay.

The plot unfolds when a group of scientists discover that an unstoppable meteorite is about to destroy planet Earth and all of humanity. Despite their attempts to alert the population, the media and the government do not seem to take the event into account, minimizing the impending tragedy. They struggle to get the word out in a world overrun by fake news and political interests.

It appears in 4 categories of the Oscars 2022: best film, best original screenplay, best editing and best soundtrack.

king richard

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Its protagonists are Will Smith (The Pursuit of Happiness, 2006), tennis sisters Serena and Venus Williams (winners of 23 and 7 Grand Slam titles, respectively) and Jon Bernthal (The Punisher, 2017). It was directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green.

This is the biography adapted for the cinema of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams. It tells the story of Richard Williams, the sisters’ father, and how his method changed the history of tennis.

It earned 6 nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Original Song.


This film has Mexican cast members Eugenio Derbez (No Returns Accepted, 201), Emilia Jones (Ghostland, 2018), Marlee Matlin (Children of a Lesser God, 1986) and Troy Kotsur, (The Number 23, 2007) .

It is an adaptation of the French film La Familia Bélier. Of a comedy-drama genre, it tells the story of Rubi, the only hearing girl in a deaf family who discovers her love for music, something her family cannot appreciate like her.

It has two nominations for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor.

The Alley of Lost Souls

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Directed by Guillermo del Toro de Jalisco, the actors who are part of it are Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born, 2018), Cate Blanchett (Carol, 2015), Willem Dafoe (El Faro, 2019) and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Tattooed dragon, 2011).

This film is made for those who love suspense, as its genre is categorized as psychological horror and film noir. It is set in New York in the 1940s and the story begins with a con man who seeks to grab a millionaire fortune with the help of a clairvoyant, a mentalist and a mysterious psychiatrist.

It has 4 nominations: Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

what are the others appointed?

The full list of nominees can be viewed on the Oscars website

the appointed for Best Picture are Belfast, CODA, Don’t Look Up, Drive My Car (Japan), Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, The Alley of Lost Souls, The Power of the Dog and Love Without Flags.

In the Best International Film category are Drive My Car (Japan), Flee (Denmark), The Hand of God (Italy), Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (Bhutan) and The Worst Person in the World (Norway).