Quemada-Diez’s “La jaula de oro” Wins Big at the Mumbai Film Festival

Diego Quemada-Diez’s first feature film continues earning acclaim around the world.

The Mexican writer/director’s La jaula de oro  won the Golden Gateway of India award in the international competition section for the best film from a debut director at the 15th Mumbai Film Festival.

La jaula de oro

The film, which centers on three teenagers trying to immigrate to the U.S. from Guatemala, was produced by Inna Payan, Luis Salinas and Edher Campos.

Salinas received the award from the international competition jury head, director Bruce Beresford.

It’s the latest award for Quemada-Diez’s film…

Earlier this month, the film won the Golden Eye for best film at the 9th Zurich International Film Festival. In all, La jaula de oro has earned more than a dozen international awards.

Meanwhile, this is the second year in a row that a Mexican film has won the top honor at the Mumbai Film Festival, after last year’s Aquí y alla (Here And There) — also revolving around immigration — by director Antonio Méndez Esparza triumphed.

Cuarón Sci-Fi Film “Gravity” Headed to the Zurich International Film Festival

Alfonso Cuarón is bringing a little gravity to Switzerland…

The 51-year-old Mexican filmmaker’s highly anticipated new film Gravity will be screened at this year’s Zurich International Film Festival.


Cuarón’s new sci-fi film, which was written by him and his son Jonás Cuarón, will get a gala premiere at the festival.

The film centers on Dr. Stone (Sandra Bullock), a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone—tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they’ve lost any link to Earth… and any chance for rescue.

The full Zurich Festival line-up will be announced by September 12. The 9th Zurich International Film Festival runs from September 26- October 6.

Gravity is scheduled to hit theaters in IMAX and 3D on October 4th.

 Cuarón’s previous credits include Great Expectations, Y tu mamá también, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Children of Men.