Pantelion Films’ Cinco de Mayo: The Battle (Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla), screened on March 7th, 2013 at the Miami International Film Festival in the Knight Ibero-American Competition and is set to open May 3rd in Mexico, but as of yet, I have not confirmed if this also includes some theaters in the U. S.
The film stars Pablo Abitia, Angélica Aragón, Kuno Becker, Liz Gallardo, Ginés García Millán and Noé Hernández. The war drama is under the direction of writer Rafa Lara, who also produces with Paco Gallástegui.
Paco Gallástegui photo courtesy of Mexic-Arte Museum, as the producer is scheduled to be in town soon for a Special Appearance at the museum’s Gala del Museo fundraising event at the Four Seasons.
About the film:
On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world’s largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico. Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla chronicles the story of Mexico’s Battle of Puebla, the most important battle in Mexico’s history. When the unbeatable French army invades Mexico to set up a monarchy, General Ignacio Zaragoza played by Kuno Becker (Goal!, From Prada to Nada), must defend the city of Puebla, commanding a poorly armed and outnumbered troop of men. Meanwhile, two young Mexican lovers manage to find love amidst the chaos of war.
About the Gala fundraiser:
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013, 6pm–9pm at the Four Seasons Ballroom. It is a Black Tie event and tickets are $250. For details on the gala event, visit www.mexic-artemuseum.org/events
Source: Pantelion, www.upcoming-movies.com, Mexic-Arte Museum