The New York Times raves, “there is a touch of magic in MUSEO, a sense of wonder and curiosity that imparts palpable excitement.” Upon its opening weekend, we were fortunate enough to have Director Alonso Ruizpalacios stop by, along with its star Gael Garcia Bernal, for a Q&A.
Ruizpalacios’ initial involvement with the film came after a documentary related to the subject was released. After many rewrites on the initial screenplay, the ‘essence’ of the story was maintained, but the characters’ motivations were a bit of a mystery:
The film follows a museum heist, and that made for quite a project when it came to the creation of props for a film. Bernal discusses that here:
Creating the film’s set was also an intensely notable project, having to re-create scenes with ample limitations. Here, Bernal discusses that:
About the film:
In 1985, a group of criminals mock the security of the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City to extract 140 pre-Hispanic pieces from their showcases.
View the trailer:
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