‘Museo’ Director Parses “The Relationship Between History And Stories” – Toronto Studio

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Marking the second feature collaboration between director Alonso Ruizpalacios and Gael García Bernal—and the first in which Bernal stars—Museo is based on one of the strangest, most high-profile crimes in the history of Mexican art. The crime: A 1985 heist in which 150 pieces of pre-Hispanic art were extracted from Mexico City’s National Museum of Anthropology, on Christmas Eve. Even stranger than the crime were the culprits behind it, two 30-something men still finishing up veterinary school, who had no idea what to do with the priceless Mayan artifacts they’d acquired once the heist was complete.

“Our story is based on this real case, but it’s a big departure in regards to the actual facts and how the story ended up,” Ruizpalacios told Deadline in Toronto, sitting down with Bernal during the film’s latest stop on the festival circuit. “We kind of went our own way in constructing the characters and their family lives.”

 

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