The film caused a confrontation between AMLO, the director Luis Estrada and the actor Joaquín Cosío
This is how AMLO attacked Luis Estrada’s new film
Viva Mexico! is a film directed by the controversial director Luis Estrada and which was released in theaters on March 23. From the moment the theme and the plot of the film were announced, controversy was generated that reached the highest spheres of Mexican politics, also causing anger in President López Obrador.
But why did it bother the Mexican president? One of the characters is a corrupt politician who belonged to the PRI and in the end decided to switch to Morena because he “knows which side he should be on.” In addition, on multiple occasions the image of López Obrador appears in different scenes.
Another aspect for which the film caused discomfort and annoyance in the Mexican president is because the film portrays the country’s socioeconomic classes, a fact that led the president to call the filmmaker Estrada “classist” and “racist.”
The plot of the story was one of the main causes that caused anger in Andrés Manuel López Obrador who harshly criticized the production of Mexican cinema, he also lashed out at the film and considered it “a churro” that would be consumed only by conservatives, he said.
Given these statements, it was Luis Estrada who responded regretting that the president spent time answering him about the film he made and not about issues that really need that attention, said the filmmaker, who added that a satire that portrays Mexican society takes more importance. and not to the problems of the country.
Joaquín Cosío also joined the responses to the criticism and thanked the Mexican president for promoting ¡Que viva México! and he called it “buena ondita”. Just as the president described the artists and the director of different successes such as El Infierno and La Ley de Herod.
The Mexican director Luis Estrada assured that the fact that Andrés Manuel López Obrador complains about a film production of a story that is not true speaks worse of him than of the director criticizing the society of our country.
A fact that stood out and surprised many movie fans in Mexico was that the actor Damián Alcázar appeared in a film that criticized the government, constantly demonstrating his support for the party in power.
However, he said that censorship no longer exists as it was during the two PAN six-year terms, but without positioning himself for or against the appearance of López Obrador in the cinema, he only said that society in Mexico is rotten.
The tape not only criticized the citizens and the political class of Mexico, but also attacked national and foreign businessmen who seek to seize the money and land of our country at the cost of anything, despite coinciding with the nationalist discourse of López Obrador, the president did not issue his opinion on the matter.
The movie Long live Mexico! caused a confrontation between members of the world of cinema and the political class, despite the indications of the Executive power, the film received applause from some of the viewers who assured that they will always be supporting the actors as part of the Mexican resistance against power .
This is the fifth film directed by Luis Estrada, unfortunately it is no longer in theaters, but since last Thursday, May 11, it is already part of the catalog of the popular Netflix streaming platform.
The main character is Pancho Reyes, a middle-class citizen who, thanks to the academic and job opportunities he took, was able to live in a residential house in the city and leave the town where he was born, which has poverty problems, which, according to the plot of the film, are related to the problems of violence, corruption, and prostitution that the town lives.
The problems between the protagonists are generated by an inheritance that none of the family members know about, however it produces dreams of wealth that unleash envy, betrayal, and anger among all the characters.