It's been 100 years since the Mexican Revolution sought to even the playing field between the country's rich ruling classes and its poor populous. Has anything changed? That's the question asked by Revolución, a collection of short films by some of Mexico's most exciting young directors.
The country's film industry, ignited following a renaissance of the early 2000s, is clearly the right medium for this sort of discussion, and the shorts all follow a simple pattern. They're each no longer than 10 minutes and every one of them is contemporary. They were also created in isolation, with each director unaware of what the others were working on.
And while each short has a different story to tell, the consensus seems to lean towards a conclusion that Mexico is still fundamentally troubled. Stories explore inequalities between the classes, rampant problems with crime and generational and situational disconnects about what it means to be Mexican.
Obviously the biggest draws are works from Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna. Neither of them stars in their respective shorts, but they're clearly the catalysts which got the project off the ground, and they receive Associate Producer credits for their efforts.