One of the activities of the 13th edition of the Monterrey International Film Festival was the presentation of the two volumes of the book Miradas al cine mexicano, an edition of IMCINE.

The event, held at the Cineteca Nuevo León, was attended by Dr. Aurelio de los Reyes, researcher and compiler of the 35 essays that form the book, as well as by Rodolfo Juárez, one of the authors; the presentation was given by Dr. Manuel Pérez Tejada, researcher and professor at the UDEM.

The book studies, criticizes and analyzes themes about the history of our cinematography to provide the reader with an overview of the film in Mexico. A look at Mexican cinema offers an overview of the national cinema from 1896 to date.

Pérez Tejada highlighted the research work carried out by the different authors, as well as the theoretical contribution that the text represents. However, the UDEM professor pointed out that “although there is already a large library on Mexican cinema in Mexico, much remains to be done.”

Eduardo de la Vega Alfaro, Francisco Peredo, Juan Solís and Itala Schmelz are other authors who participate in the book, which can be purchased in Educal libraries.

The organization of the essays tends to be chronological, the first volume focuses on the early stages of cinema, the second are mostly studies on films from 1950.