Chronicles from the Other North

For almost three years, a foreigner installed in different sites in Chihuahua (northern Mexico), a small trailer called "La cabina de los sueños" (The cabin of dreams). An installation open to anyone who wanted to share a dream. One of those that remain engraved in the memory, with the same intensity of a recollection. With the aim of starting to finally recount the story of humanity in its sleep. And to find in that journey, the key to his own story. A story that has tied him, mysteriously, to that place.

  • Miguel León
    Pescador de lunas (2010), Aplausos de Arrabal (2008), La paciencia del pescador (Short film, 2002)
  • Miguel León
    La dama del silencio (2023), El secreto del Doctor Grinberg (2021), Pescador de lunas (2010), Bagatela (2009), La paradoja de Arrow (Short film, 2009), Aplausos de Arrabal (2008), La paciencia del pescador (Short film, 2002)
  • Miguel León
  • Vanessa Hernández
  • Fernando Montes de Oca
    Un Lago (2023), La Visita (2021), Los Paisajes (2019)
  • Diego Lozano
  • Jano Durán
  • Daniel León
  • Pablo Carvallo
    Sound Design
  • Miguel León
    Sound Design
  • Miguel León
  • Pablo Carvallo
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Crónicas del otro norte
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Social Documentary, Dreamlike Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes 6 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2023
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    Black & White
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Distribution Information
  • Benuca Films
    Country: Mexico
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Miguel León

Miguel León was born in Barcelona, where he founded the production company Gusanofilms, endorsed by numerous international awards. His work, as a screenwriter and/or director, transits between documentary and fiction. "Bagatela" (National Cinematography Award Colombia 2009), "Pescador de Lunas" (Best Documentary Film and Best Screenplay at DOCTV 2009), "El segundo apellido de Ezequiel Romero" (Best Screenplay - International Filmarket Script Contest 2014), are some examples. Once resident in Mexico, undergoing a new creative era, "El secreto del doctor Grinberg" (2021) -one of his latest works as a screenwriter- has generated great success with both audiences and critics. Another of his screenplays will be released in 2023: "La dama del silencio" (Netflix), directed by María José Cuevas. He is the screenwriter of the original narrative podcast for Spotify "Perra nación", produced by Laura Woldenberg, currently airing. In 2019 he published his first book of short stories entitled "El tiempo del tigre".

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Director Statement

Chronicles from the other north has turned out to be a new way of getting to know the identity of a place beyond the clichés and preconceptions that confine it. In the dreams of its residents at night, there is a lot of revelation about its most authentic vision. But it has also been a journey arising from the desire to return to the mystery, the enchantment, the spell of the first tales. Where to find them today? In some of their magical and primary elements, such as the spoken word and anonymity. But above all, in the narrative freedom of dreams.

Dreams are our secret life. The strange things that happen to us, but which we do not share. Where we really are, without further explanation. Where we become fascinating. As particular as universal.

This project, a process spanning almost seven years throughout northern Mexico, has led to a revival of amazement for the tales and for those who lived them and told them. And the discovery that the greatest movie theater awaits us, every night, under our eyelids.