Cinco de mayo: La batalla

Screening: Thursday, May 25, 7.00pm
Jackman Hall Theatre, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
317 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T 1G4 (Map)
Free admission, limited to theater capacity
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On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world’s largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico.

Directed by Rafa Lara, and starring Kuno Becker, Christian Vázquez, Pablo Abitia and Liz Gallardo, Cinco de mayo, La batalla (2013) chronicles the story of Mexico’s Battle of Puebla, the most important battle in Mexico’s history.

When the unbeatable French army invades Mexico to set up a monarchy, General Ignacio Zaragoza, played by Kuno Becker, must defend the city of Puebla, commanding a poorly armed and outnumbered troop of men. Meanwhile, two young Mexican lovers manage to find love amidst the chaos of war.

The movie focuses on the bravery of a people pushed to the limit, fighting for their nation, their families and their pride.