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02 March Thursday

Tales of Mexico with Special Guest Irène Jacob

Byrd Theatre, 2908 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States
Tales of Mexico


The award winning feature, “Tales of Mexico” premiers, which stars French actress, Irène Jacob.  

RIFF also welcomes Irène as a 2017 special guest.  Irène will be present for a Q&A following the premier of “Tales of Mexico.”  She and singer-songwriter, Francis Jacob will perform songs from their latest album “En Bas De Chez Moi” at the Hofheimer building directly following the film premier at the Byrd Theatre. 

Irène has won international recognition working with Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski, and was rewarded “Best Actress” at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance in “The Double Life of Veronique” (1991).  Other credits include “The Secret Garden,” “US Marshals,” and more.


"Tales of Mexico" (La Habitación) delivers eight distinctive stories, all taking place in the same single room, spanning the last century of Mexico. This space will witness the dreams, desires, disappointments and destinies of its residents, revealing an intimate human history of Mexico through the decades.  

The room’ is a silent witness of the unexpected destiny of its residents. A space in which human passions collide. Life blossoms in this space, but death awaits in the shadows. Eight stories that take place in crucial moments of the modern Mexico, marking the evolution not only of its tenants, but of the whole society throughout the twentieth century.

Narrative Feature - Mexico/Poland, 1:58:00

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Artist Bio

  • Natalia Beristáin
  • Carlos Bolado
  • Carlos Carrera
  • Ernesto Contreras
  • Daniel Giménez Cacho
  • Alfonso Pineda Ulloa
  • Alejandro Valle
  • Iván Ávila Dueñas


March 2
6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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Venue Name: Byrd Theatre
Address: 2908 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 United States

Event Info

Director: Carlos Carrera, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Carlos Bolado, Ernesto Contreras, Alfonso Pineda-Ulloa, Alejandro Valle, Iván Ávila Dueñas, Natalia Beristáin
Writer(s): María Diego Hernández
Cast: Irène Jacob, Kaori Momoi, Kristytan Ferrer, Sofía Espinosa, Noé Hernández, Dagoberto Gama, Mauricio García Lozano, Paulette Hernández, Alisarine Ducolomb, Adriana Llabrés, Francisco Barreiro, Eugenia Tempesta, Ari Albarrán, Úrsula Pruneda, Norma Pablo, Aurora Clavel, Raúl Briones, Evan Aguilar, Jorge Vázquez, Baruch Sánchez, Michel González
Running Time: 120