The Contar platform launches Celebrando México

Within the framework of a collaboration agreement celebrated in 2021, a special selection of original content from Televisión Azteca and Classic Mexican Cinema arrives on the Contar platform.

From March 11, users of the platform will have access to a varied selection of classic feature films and original documentaries from the signal that allow them to approach the richness and diversity of Mexican Culture from different themes, with content with a high level of production. and the participation of internationally renowned artists.

You can see the following titles:

EAGLE OR SUN
Director: Arcady Boytler

On the same day, the babies Carmelo and Adriana Águila, children of a rich family, and Polito Sol, the son of poor people, are abandoned at the door of a nuns’ home. After twelve years, the children flee the place and make a living on the streets selling newspapers and lottery tickets.

Cast: Mario Moreno (Cantinflas), Manuel Medel, Margarita Mora, Marina Tamayo, Luis G. Barreiro, Manuel Arvide, Margarita Sodí, Jesús de la Mora, José Girón Torres, Dora Ceprano, Ramón Rey, Antonio Escobar.

WHEN THE HEART SPEAKS
Director: Juan J. Segura

Story of the friendship between two friends who, over the years, prove to each other that they have to be brave and loyal when trying to defend their beloved, but also to the faithful friendship they owe each other. They will be threatened after discovering that one of them falls in love with the sister of his best friend.

Cast: Pedro Infante, María Luisa Zea, Víctor Manuel Mendoza, José Eduardo Pérez, Susana Cora.

THE SIGN OF DEATH
Director: Chano Ureta

Journalist Carlos, from the Excelsior newspaper, and Lola, a reporter for La Nación, try in vain to interview the wise doctor Gallardo, director of a pre-Cortetian museum who is speaking at a conference about the lost Codex Ixtle. The codex deals with a ceremonial sacrifice of four young women whose hearts are torn out with an obsidian dagger.

Cast: Mario Moreno (Cantinflas), Manuel Medel, Elena D’Orgaz, Carlos Orellana, Tomás Perrín, Matilde Corell, Max Langler, Manuel Arvide, Elia D’Erzell, Rafael Icardo, Raúl Guerrero.

DANGEROUS GAME
Director: Luis Alcoriza, Arturo Ripstein

Two stories whose background is Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Leonardo, a publicist, finds Claudia and Luis on the road, newlyweds whose car is stranded. His help leads to an extramarital relationship with Claudia.

In the second story, “Divertimento” tells the story of Lena and Mario, a couple of lovers whose determination to deceive each other culminates in a chain of murders and Lena’s discovery of eroticism linked to death.

Cast: Silvia Pinal, Julissa, Milton Rodríguez, Leonardo Villar, Annik Malvil, Jefferson Dantas, Eva Wilma, Átila Almeida, Diana Azambuja, Leila Diniz.

FOOTBALL PHENOMENA
Director: Manuel Munoz

Rogaciano and Salvador Reyes are the two best players in the Guadalajara club and their signing is the most requested by everyone, especially by promoter Marco Antonio de la Barra, who wants to have that letter from Chano to sell it to the highest bidder and earn more money. Soon, his client finds out about the bad move that his promoter has done to her and tries to make amends for his mistake, since all of his colleagues turn their backs on her.

Cast: Antonio Espino, Sara García, Kitty de Hoyos, Dacia González, Eric del Castillo, Ernesto Albán, Arturo Martínez, Jaime Fernández, Yolanda Ciani, Miguel Arenas, Víctor Manuel Castro, Agustín Isunza, José Luis Aguirre (Trotsky), Manuel Arvide , Galindo Cave.

COPS AND ROBBERS
Director: Alejandro Galindo

Benito Rubiales, agent 880, is a nice but clueless policeman who accumulates a series of faults in his work for sinning innocently, since, when the Tonys nightclub puts on a number to scare tourists, the agent intervenes and ends up in Hospital; but once a massive robbery breaks out, the agent overlooks the Tonys’ show. Faced with this disaster, Benito must take advantage of his last chance not to be expelled as a police officer, since he must be in charge of investigating the robbery and reaching the culprits, who are identified as causing fake fights to steal in the midst of the confusion. It could be an opportunity to gain recognition or outright failure.

Cast: Adalberto Martínez (Springs), Marco Antonio Muñiz, Lucy González, Arturo Martínez, Arturo Castro, Silvia Carrillo, Manuel Dondé, René Barrera, Bruno Márquez, José Luis Fernández.

URBAN ART
Documentary film

Maldita Carmen is an independent urban artist, whom we accompany in the process of creating an artistic piece that will live on the street. On this path, we delve into her influences, concerns, everyday life and her impossibilities. In parallel, different views of experts on the subject nurture the path of Maldita Carmen, with the purpose of establishing a debate on the origin and validity of art that does not live in the gallery.

STREET FOOD
Documentary film

This documentary takes a tour of the culinary diversity of the streets of Mexico City from the origins of the markets in pre-Hispanic times, to the present day. Through the opinions of experts and expert historians, chefs, writers and even influencers, it invites us to search for a culinary experience, showing a portrait of these “micro-entrepreneurs” who dedicate their lives to satisfying the appetite of their customers.

DAY OF THE DEAD
Documentary film

The Day of the Dead is already well known by the inhabitants of the Mexican Republic, for this reason, in this documentary the family intimacy of those who celebrate and maintain this tradition is sought. The participating families, the preparation of food, the offering, the town’s music band, the pantheon full of flowers, which turn this ritual, once a year, into a celebration of the lives of those who passed through here. We accompanied one of the many families during the preparations to closely follow the process in one of the most famous regions regarding the Day of the Dead: the island of Janitzio, in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán.

THE MOLE
Documentary film

The research takes place in Puebla, Mexico, the place of origin of the mole, one of the most emblematic dishes of Mexican cuisine. The narrative is reviewed from the academic and anthropological point of view, since the origin of this dish dates back to the times of the Conquest.

An approach to traditional Mexican cuisine is also provided, where local cooks show us the process of preparing different recipes. Interesting work that portrays the tradition of one of the most typical and tasty dishes of Mexican cuisine: the mole, from its laborious preparation to the evolution of the recipes, the different types that exist and the meaning in the daily life of the people. The narrative is spiced up by the comments of Laura Esquivel, writer of the novel Como agua para chocolate, who provides the interpretation that traditional food, such as mole, has the heritage of those who consume and prepare it.

THE VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE
Documentary film

Every December 12, devotion to the Virgin of Guadalupe is renewed in Mexico. In this devotion and beliefs, the history itself, the idiosyncrasy, the strengths and weaknesses of a people are reflected. This documentary shows those incredible and admirable stories in the form of pilgrimages, orders, rites and devotions, of people full of faith who, from the most remote places in the country, and regardless of adversity, reach the Basilica of Guadalupe, in the City of Mexico, to honor who they consider their “protective mother” to rediscover their own history.

CORNERS OF MORELOS
Documentary film

Juan Francisco Rocha goes through four of the most representative haciendas in the state of Morelos, linked by a central axis: the sugar industry in the 16th century. With the arrival of Hernán Cortés and his entrepreneurial vision, some of the most important haciendas were built in Morelos. With the passage of time and the increase in population, the production of sugar cane and brandy increased, so the landowners increasingly appropriated the land, leaving the peasants without their properties. After the Revolution, these constructions were somewhat destroyed, so little by little they were taken over by private initiative; many became prestigious hotels, and others spas. Today they can be visited as part of the Mexican culture.

TEQUILA
Documentary film

Audiovisual work that protects the culture around the creation of one of the most complex spirits that exist, not only because of its ancestral origin, but also because of the magic found in its preparation. The patience that the inhabitants of the town of Tequila, in Mexico, have for the creation of the drink that represents the folklore of an entire country is recounted. Its connection with the mother plant, the agave, which is responsible for the aromas, flavors and sensations caused by the consumption of the elixir of happiness: tequila.

To speak of tequila is to speak of an elixir that captivates anyone’s palate and, at the same time, is to speak of the mystique of a place that attracts people from all over the world, because of the magic of its landscapes, because of the stories found in its streets, for the friendliness of its people, for the grandeur of its distilleries. This is tequila and its provocative space. Farmers, jimadores, tequila experts, tasters and producers of said drink tell us about the types and varieties that exist. And it is that to speak of tequila is to refer to an elixir that is full of celebration, tradition and flavor.