International Competition


My Mexican Bretzel

As Kharjappali says “we live searching for ways to forget our vulnerability,” if not through Lovedyn, through tequila, butter, a lover, God or war. – Vivian. With no character voices, the story portrays the text of Vivian’s diary. This unique, bittersweet drama captures us with literal and visual beauty.

Japanese Premiere

Screening Dates, Times, and Venues

Guest Talk Session After Screening


Director:Nuria Giménez

  • Spain
  • 2019
  • 73min
  • Color
  • DCP
  • Spanish
  • JPN & ENG Sub.

Writer: Nuria Giménez | Main Casts: Frank A. Lorang, Ilse G. Ringier | Screenplay: Nuria Giménez | Producer(s): Bretzel & Tequila, AVALON P.C. | Cinematographer: Frank A. Lorang | Sound: Jonathan Darch | Editor: Cristóbal Fernández and Nuria Giménez

World Premiere : Locarno International Film Festival 2020 Winner of Found Footage Award

Giménez studied Journalism, International Relations and Documentary Filmmaking and gained her knowledge from filmmakers she admires; like Isaki Lacuesta, Virginia García del Pino, etc. Her short film, Kafeneio, was presented at DocumentaMadrid 2017 and MIDBO 2017. My Mexican Bretzel is her first feature.

Director’s Statement

When I found the film reels in my grandfather’s basement I was sure I wanted to do something with them. Apart from the beautiful and unique images, I could clearly see there was a story hidden between the layers. With the use of new writing and filming I reconstructed memory, giving it new life.