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A Secret World

Gabriel Mariño
Un mundo secreto
Mexico, Switzerland 2012 / 87’

Maria is about to graduate. On the surface, her world is comfortable – she has a loving family and only good perspectives ahead. But although the roads she can take into adult life are many, Maria can’t help but feel that she’s got nowhere to go. She runs away from home and Mexico City, towards the open country. She wanders along country roads and into the arms of casual lovers as she searches for her place in the world and someone to give it meaning. She wants to go into adulthood consciously and in full control of her destiny, but as she strays ever deeper into the Mexican landscape, her assurance about the realities she knows becomes ever more fragile. Rather than finding herself, she finds the unknown and uncertainty.

Urszula Lipińska

Gabriel Mariño

Born in Puebla, Mexico in 1978, he moved to Mexico City at the age of thirteen. He began studying history, but later decided to take up studies in film instead, graduating with distinction in directing from the Mexican Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. In 2002 he took part in an exchange programme with the Munich College of Television and Film. He is currently working as a director and film and advertising editor. A Secret World marks his first feature-length film.


2001 P (short)

2002 Yo Nezahualcóyotl, lo pregunto / I Nezahualcóyotl Ask (doc., short)

2004 Vivir.1. / To Live.1. (short)

2005 Beso negro / Black Kiss (doc.)

2007 Bardo (doc.)

2012 Sekretny świat / Un mundo secreto / A Secret World

Prepared by: Urszula Lipińska

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Cast & Crew

director Gabriel Mariño
screenplay Gabriel Mariño
cinematography Iván Hernández
editing Pedro G. García, Gabriel Mariño
music Andrés Sánchez
sound Pablo Fernández
cast Lucía Uribe, Roberto Mares, Olivia Lagunas, Claudia Ríos
producer Emiliano Altuna, Erika Avila, Ernesto Contreras, Tatiana Graullera, Jesús Magaña, Carlos Rossini
production Sobrevivientes Films, Bambú Audiovisual, Agencia SHA, Visions Sud Est, Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, Transistor Films
sales Shoreline Entertainment
language Spanish
colouration colour