A COP MOVIE “UNA PELÍCULA DE POLICÍAS”
Documentary Feature | 107 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2021
on 10/10/2021
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Directed by
Alonso Ruizpalacios

Produced by
Daniela Alatorre
Elena Fortes Acosta

Written by
David Gaitán
Alonso Ruizpalacios

Featuring
Mónica Del Carmen
Raúl Briones
María Teresa Hernández Cañas
José de Jesús Rodriguez Hernández


New York Premiere

2021 | Spanish | Mexico

Alonso Ruizpalacios’ inventive, genre-bending documentary takes us deep into the Mexican police force. Following family tradition, Teresa and Montoya join the police force, only to find their convictions and hopes crushed by a corrupt system. Their emotional bond becomes a refuge for the hostility they are exposed to. Through an experimental style of narrative and documentary storytelling, A COP MOVIE propels the viewer into an unusual cinematic space, giving voice to one of Mexico and the world’s most controversial institutions. Playing with the boundaries of nonfiction, Ruizpalacios immerses the audience into the challenges of police work within a dysfunctional system.