499 Años (499 Years)

499 YEARS examines the brutal legacy of colonialism nearly five centuries after Cortez arrived in the Aztec Empire. Bold, unique, and strikingly cinematic, the film uses magical realism, combining documentary and fiction to show how past traumas continue to affect contemporary reality, while challenging us to overcome our histories of violence.

Rodrigo Reyes Rodrigo Reyes
Director

Mexican Director Rodrigo Reyes has screened his award-winning work worldwide, at festivals such as LA Film Festival, BFI London and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, garnering great reviews in... more»

Inti Cordera Inti Cordera
Producer

Cordera has produced a wide range of long feature projects, series and TV shows with partners including National Geographic, Discovery, TVE in Spain as well as receiving several large grants from the... more»

Andrew Houchens Andrew Houchens
Producer

Based in Mexico City and New York, Andrew Houchens is a team member of the Berlinale’s European Film Market and an Advisor for the DocsMX Documentary Festival in Mexico. He previously... more»

Alejandro Mejía
Director of Photography

Alejandro “Jano” Mejía is a Mexican Cinematographer based in New York City. A Berlinale Talent Campus alumn, his work has screened at Berlin, Tribeca, Sundance, Los Cabos and... more»

Genre: Documentary, Scripted, Magical Realism, Hybrid