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.
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»
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»
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»
Genre: Documentary, Scripted, Magical Realism, Hybrid