Cover - El Velador

El Velador


Natalia Almada

From dusk to dawn El Velador accompanies Martin, the guardian angel who, night after night, watches over the extravagant mausoleums of Mexico’s most notorious Drug Lords. In the labyrinth of the narco-cemetery, this film about violence without violence reminds us how, in the turmoil of Mexico’s bloodiest conflict since the Revolution, ordinary life persists and quietly defies the dead.

Festivals & Awards

Quinzaine Directors’ Fortnight – Cannes 2011

IFF Bratislava – Best documentary 2011

Mar del Plata – SICA Award 2011

Original title: El Velador

Production: Altamura Films

Nationality: USA, Mexico, France

Year of production: 2011

Running time: 72' & 52'

Language: Spanish




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