Tuesday, January 11, 2005
”Without a doubt, the Mexican movie industry has gained new ground in recent years thanks to the role played by a new generation of actors and directors,” said Ojeda.
A decade ago, the industry was plunged into crisis, due to a lack of funding. The situation became so severe as to lead some critics to announce its ”death” in the mid-1990s.
But the persistent efforts of Mexican filmmakers soon began to pay off with awards at international festivals and growing audiences at home, bringing millions in box office earnings.
Their success attracted the interest of foreign producers, which translated into money for new projects that have served as springboards for a fresh crop of Mexican actors and directors.