Renowned director of movie photography Rodrigo Prieto is slated for the distinguished 2023 Árbol de la Vida recognition for his lifelong accomplishments, to be bestowed upon him at the upcoming 13th Guadalajara Movie Festival on the first of November. This inaugural celebratory event, scheduled at the Theatre within the Ace Hotel located in the heart of Los Angeles, will shine a spotlight on the acclaimed Mexican visual artist.
This honour has previously graced various luminaries in the cinematic sphere, including the award-winning Patricia Arquette, alongside recognized performers like Xolo Maridueña, Rosario Dawson, and Danny Trejo.
With a global reputation for his significant input in the realm of filmography, Prieto has formed alliances with an array of movie industry titans. His laudable career milestones encompass a trio of Academy Award nods: his first was for partnering with Ang Lee on Brokeback Mountain back in 2005, followed by his contributions to Martin Scorsese’s projects Silence in 2016 and The Irishman in 2019. The visual maestro reunites with Scorsese for Killers of the Flower Moon, a gripping narrative revolving around the 1920s killings of Osage tribal members, featuring performances from Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Lily Gladstone, with Apple Original movies and Paramount Pictures presenting.
Furthermore, Prieto lent his visual storytelling skills to Greta Gerwig’s box office hit, the comedic take on Barbie, which has now ascended to the pinnacle as the top-earning premiere of 2023 under the Warner Bros banner.
With a focus on engaging Latinx and BIPOC viewers, the Guadalajara Movie Festival unveils a tapestry of cinematic works designed to draw in movie enthusiasts, connoisseurs of art, and devotees of cultural expressions. Although the complete roster for this year remains undisclosed, attendees can anticipate a special screening during the Day of the Dead festivities, featuring the timeless 1960 masterpiece Macario directed by Roberto Gavaldón.
Steered by the directorial vision of Ximena Urrutia, GLAFF is steadfast in its endeavour to create a nexus between Latin American and Stateside Latinx/BIPOC cineastes. With Latina women at the helm of the festival, concerted strides are being taken to amplify the visibility of Latinx artistic voices on both domestic and global stages.
Backing this cinematic convergence are educational and philanthropic entities like the University of Guadalajara, the city of Guadalajara itself, the University of Guadalajara Foundation USA, the Grodman Legacy Family Foundation, and the Guadalajara International Movie Festival (FICG). Source