• TITLE (ORIGINAL): Fecha de caducidad

    TITLE (English): Expiration Date
    DIRECTOR: Kenya Marquez
    COUNTRY: México
    YEAR: 2012
    LENGTH: 111 min
    FORMATO/COLOR/BW: 35mm / Color
    LANGUAGE: Spanish

    Director: Kenya Marquez
    Producer: Karla Uribe
    Script: Kenya Marquez, Alfonso Suárez
    Cinematography: Javier Morón
    Editors: Juan Manuel Figueroa, Felipe Gómez
    Cast: Damián Alcázar, Marisol Centeno, Ana Ofelia Murguía

    The life of Ramona, a widow, is thrown into chaos when her only son Osvaldo disappears.  In her search for him, Ramona begins to believe that Genaro (Damián Alcázar), an amateur forensic enthusiast she met at the morgue, might be connected to her son’s disappearance. The young, attractive Mariana, who seems to be running away from something, moves into her building and provides Ramona some new leads on her son’s whereabouts. Genaro and Mariana will both end up suspects of Ramona’s growing obsession and paranoia.

    This impressive debut film of director Kenya Marquez manages to create a mysterious and dark story that has earned quite a few international awards. Expiration Date won the prize for Opera Prima at the Miami International Film Festival and the Special Jury Prize at the Moscow film festival.

    Director's Biography
    Kenya Marquez was born in Guadalajara in 1972. She was the Director of the Guadalajara International Film Festival from 2002-2005. The script for her first feature film, “Expiration Date” won a prize at the Gotemburg International Festival. She won the People’s Award at the Morelia International Film Festival.