Film Movement (www.filmmovement.com), a distributor of independent and foreign films, announced today that Mexican filmmaker Francisco Vargas’ acclaimed 2005 film, “The Violin”, will be released on Home Video and DVD on May 27th.
“The Violin” has been a favorite of the international festival circuit since it was first released in 2005. Mr. Vargas’ film has won numerous awards at the top international festivals, including the Best Actor Un Certain Regard at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival for Angel Tavira, who stars in the film.
In telling the tale of Don Plutarco (Angel Tavira), his son Genaro (Gerardo Taracena) and his grandson Lucio (Mario Garibaldi), “The Violin” explores the lives of musicians and humble farmers who also support the campesina guerilla movement and their efforts in opposition to the cruel government.
Filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro has said that the film is “One of the bravest, most amazing films to debut in Mexican cinema in many a year. I believe [Francisco Vargas’] approach is brilliant, original and unheard-of at the same time, and that he deserves indisputably to be sustained.”