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Latinx Lens

Mar 24, 2022

In this episode, we are diving into the filmography of Mexican actor, singer, director, and producer Diego Luna. 

Rosa and Cat discuss the follwing three films from Diego's filmography: 

"Rudo y Cursi" (2008)

Director: Carlos Cuarón

Tato (Gael García Bernal) and Beto (Diego Luna) are poor stepbrothers living on a banana plantation in Mexico. Both are talented soccer players, but their dreams lay elsewhere: tone-deaf Tato wants to be a singer, while Beto is content to remain on the plantation. One day, a sports agent sees the two young men playing soccer and offers to take one of them to Mexico City for a chance at sports stardom.

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" (2016)

Director: Gareth Edwards

Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.

"Wander Darkly" (2021)

Director: Tara Miele

A traumatic accident leaves a couple in a surreal state of being that takes them on a disorienting journey through the duality of their shared moments.

Latinx Lens Recommends: 

The Oscar Award-winning film, "A Fantastic Woman." 

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