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27 Characters Who Have a Secret and Can Keep It

Everyone lies, and everyone keeps secrets. It's human nature. The act of lying and keeping secrets tends to go hand-in-hand.

If you don't want someone to find out the truth, at some point, you'll have to tell them a lie. Some people are better at lying than others; it comes naturally to some while others couldn't tell a lie to save their own life.

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We've rounded up a list of TV characters who have mastered the art of keeping a secret. Some of their secrets are innocent in nature, some have the potential to destroy, some cover-up mistakes of the past, some are kept to protect others, and a few are better left taken to the grave.

Before we launch into our gallery of best TV secret-keepers, I'll leave you with this TV show theme song
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Panama’s Abner Benaim Readies ‘Plaza Catedral’ with Mexico’s Ilse Salas (Exclusive)

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Panama’s Abner Benaim Readies ‘Plaza Catedral’ with Mexico’s Ilse Salas (Exclusive)
Panama’s internationally best-known helmer, Abner Benaim (“Ruben Blades Is Not My Name”) has moved into pre-production on his second fiction feature film, “Plaza Catedral,” which is set to star Mexico’s Ilse Salas, who has just won Mexican Academy’s Ariel Award for best actress for her performance in Alejandra Marquez’s Toronto hit “The Good Girls.”

Salas has also starred in both movies to date from Alonso Ruizpalacios, with Marquéz Mexico’s fasting-rising new director, whose “Museum”proved a standout at the Berlin and Toronto Festivals last year.

“Plaza Catedral” is scheduled to begin its six-week shoot in Panama City in August. In it, Salas plays a 42 year old grief-stricken woman who has severed her ties with married life and society.

“This complex, melancholy character finds herself in the tropical paradise that Panamá pretends to be, with its primary colors and a society obsessed with economic success and having a good time,
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‘Roma,’ ‘The Good Girls’ Top Mexico’s Ariel Academy Awards

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‘Roma,’ ‘The Good Girls’ Top Mexico’s Ariel Academy Awards
The Mexican Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences hosted the 61st edition of their Ariel Awards on Monday evening, where Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” and Alejandra Márquez Abella’s “The Good Girls” stood out among the winners.

Perhaps the most surprising thing about Cuarón’s “Roma” scooping best picture is that it’s only the second of his films to win an Ariel award, and the first to be nominated for best picture. In 1992 “Sólo con Tu Pareja” was nominated for best first work and screenplay, and won best original story. In 2001 he chose not to submit his Oscar-nominated classic “Y tu mamá también” in protest at the Academy’s voting practices.

By the end of the Monday evening however, “Roma” netted 10 prizes, including best director, supporting actress, photography, screenplay, editing, sound, art design, visual effects and special effects to go along with the best picture prize.

A festival darling over the past year,
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‘Roma’ Wins 10 Prizes Including Best Film At Mexico’s Ariel Awards

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‘Roma’ Wins 10 Prizes Including Best Film At Mexico’s Ariel Awards
Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma swept the boards at Mexico’s Ariel Awards last night in Mexico City.

The black-and-white period drama scored ten wins at the country’s leading film awards, bestowed by the Mexican Academy, including best film, director, cinematography and original screenplay.

Muchas gracias por acompañarnos en la sexagésima primera entrega del Ariel. ¡Hasta el próximo año! #Ariel2019 pic.twitter.com/waria4j1uq

— AcademiaCineMx (@AcademiaCineMx) June 25, 2019

Cuarón was unable to attend the ceremony for personal reasons but most of the Netflix movie’s cast and crew were on hand to collect their awards in the city in which much of the film is set. Multi-Oscar winner Roma, the darling of last year’s festival and awards season, charts a year in the life of a Mexican maid working for a middle class family during the early 1970s.

Alejandra Marquez’s drama The Good Girls was the only
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Shanghai Film Review: ‘The Good Girls’

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Shanghai Film Review: ‘The Good Girls’
The economy’s a mess but Sofía’s hair is perfect in Alejandra Márquez Abella’s “The Good Girls,” a film that is all surface in a way that is not, for once, a negative. The primped, powdered and shoulder-padded story of the fall from grace of a 1980s Mexican socialite is all about buffed and lustrous surfaces — poreless skin, laquered nails, silken fabrics — all the veneer of social superiority that money can buy. It’s an illusion, of course, that such a thin plating of wealth offers any protection against the changeable climate outside. But it’s such a seductive lie that the vacuous, complacent people thus ensheathed are prone to believe it, forgetting that their glaze of perfection is as brittle as the burnt-sugar topping on a crème brûlée. It’s delicious when it cracks.

We’re introduced to Sofía (Ilse Salas) in fragments: her hair being lathered
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Nominations for the 61st Arieles Are Announced

by Jorge Molina

Award season is a misnomer. Movie awards are a year-long, worldwide affair. At the end of last month the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (Amacc) announced its nominees for the 61st annual Ariel awards, celebrating the films of 2018.

As you undoubtedly would expect, Alfonso Cuarón’s multi-celebrated, Oscar-winning Roma garnered the most nominations, with 15. It was followed by Museo, by Alonso Ruizpalacios, and The Good Girls by Alejandra Márquez Abella (still awaiting Us distribution), with 14 each. You can see a full list of nominees below:
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'The Days to Come,' 'The Good Girls' and 'This Is Not Berlin' Split Top Malaga Film Festival Prizes

'The Days to Come,' 'The Good Girls' and 'This Is Not Berlin' Split Top Malaga Film Festival Prizes
The Spanish film The Days to Come and two 1980s-set Mexican dramas, This Is Not Berlin and The Good Girls, shared the bulk of the top prizes at the 22nd annual Malaga Film Festival, which ran from March 15-24 in the Spanish city.

The festival’s two best film honors — known as the Golden Biznagas — go to one Spanish film and one Ibero-American film. Taking home this year's awards were the Catalan-language Days to Come by Carlos Marques-Marcet and Mexican director Alejandra Marquez Abella’s Good Girls.

Days to Come, a documentary-style drama about a young couple’s nine-month journey to parenthood, also ...
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Alfredo Castro to Star in Zafiro Cinema’s First Pic, ‘Perros,’ by Vinko Tomičić (Exclusive)

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Guadalajara, Mexico — New Mexican production shingle Zafiro Cinema, launched by Machete Prods. founder Edher Campos and Bolivian producer Gabriela Maire late last year, is gearing up to make its first film, “Perros” (“Dogs”), written and to be directed by Chilean director Vinko Tomičić.

Chilean thesp Alfredo Castro, who broke out internationally in Pablo Larraín’s films and then Lorenzo Vigas’ Venice Golden Lion winner “From Afar” (“Desde Alla”), will play opposite a yet-to-be discovered non-pro from La Paz, Bolivia.

This will be Tomičić’s sophomore feature. His debut film “Cockroach” (“Fumigador”), co-directed with Francisco Hevia, won the best film at the 2016 Santiago International Film Festival (Sanfic) among others.

Tomičić is currently polishing his script at the Cannes Festival’s Cinefondation Residence program in Paris, one of two Chilean filmmakers selected for its 38th session.

Set to begin shooting later this year in La Paz on an estimated $450,000 budget, “Perros” turns
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Apa Promotes Three In Literary Group

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Apa is upping three in its Literary Group. The agency has promoted Sheryl Petersen and Ryan Saul to co-head the agency’s Motion Picture Literary department, and Lindsay Howard Parker to co-head the Television Literary department.

“Sheryl, Ryan and Lindsay have done a tremendous job in positioning Apa as a major player in all areas of content creation,” said Apa’s Head of Literary Lee Dinstman in making the announcement. “Through their leadership and expertise, they embody our collaborative team-oriented culture at Apa, which has been the foundation of our success and that of our clients.”

“They have exceptional instincts for uncovering and nurturing great talent,” added David Saunders, Executive Vice President of Apa’s Literary Group. “Their contributions to the success of the department have been extraordinary.

Apa’s television and motion picture literary department’s clients include John and Sandy Carpenter and their Storm King Production; Wes Ball
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Emily Blunt Describes Her ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Year at Variety Creative Impact Awards

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Emily Blunt Describes Her ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Year at Variety Creative Impact Awards
It was a starry Friday morning at the Parker Palm Springs, where celebrities ranging from Bradley Cooper to Olivia Wilde to Emily Blunt gathered at the Creative Impact Awards brunch feting the 22nd edition of Variety‘s 10 Directors to Watch.

On this year’s list of helmers on the rise: Ali Abbasi (“Border”); Alejandra Marquez Abella (“The Good Girls”); Bert & Bertie (“Troupe Zero”); Pippa Blanco (“Share”); Cooper (“A Star is Born”); Kent Jones (“Drake”); Tayarisha Poe (“Selah and the Spades”); Alonso Ruizpalacios (“Museo”); Lulu Wang (“Farewell”); and Wilde (“Booksmart”).

Cooper “took a film that has been made and remade multiple times before and found something personal to express with it, made a film about the power of celebrity and about what your voice can do and it’s one of the most incredible debuts I’ve seen in a long, long time,” said Variety chief film critic Peter Debruge of
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10 Directors to Watch: Alejandra Márquez Abella Offers Window Into Class and Gender With ‘The Good Girls’

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10 Directors to Watch: Alejandra Márquez Abella Offers Window Into Class and Gender With ‘The Good Girls’
Raised in Mexico City by historian parents, writer-director Alejandra Márquez Abella studied filmmaking at the Centre d’Estudis Cinematographics de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.

Inspired by international art film directors and the French New Wave in particular — “They felt like a drug exploding in my brain,” she says — the emerging Mexican auteur debuted her first feature, “Semana Santa,” at the Toronto film festival in 2015. In September, she was back at Tiff with “The Good Girls,” which premiered in the prestigious Platform competition, before going on to win the audience award in Macao.

Both features are keenly observed, naturalistic and sometimes humorous dramas about flawed characters that evoke deep empathy from viewers. “They are very different, but I’d say that they have complicated characters in common,” she says. “I’ve portrayed unlikable people like a childish, irresponsible mother or a self-centered snob in distress and tried to understand their drive.
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Video Interview: Alejandra Márquez Abella – The Good Girls

Following her debut film Semana Santa (also a Tiff selection in 2015), which deals with the absence of a boy’s father, Alejandra Márquez Abella enlists actress Ilsa Salas (Alonso Ruizpalacios’ Museo) to represent snotty side of social status for her sophomore film in The Good Girls (Las niñas bien) – which world premiered in Tiff’s Platform competition. A screenplay based on the text of one Guadalupe Loaeza, this looks at classism with small small mundane hand gestures and through a larger lense of what is a daily ritual of addition and subtraction. What wealth giveth, changes in government taketh away.…
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'Clean Up', 'The Guilty', 'White Blood' take top prizes at Macao

'Clean Up', 'The Guilty', 'White Blood' take top prizes at Macao
ustThe Competition line-up included 11 features from first- and second-time filmmakers.

The 3rd International Film Festival & Awards Macao (Iffam) unveiled its winners today (December 14), with Kwon Man-Ki’s redemption drama Clean Up receiving the best film prize.

The award, presented by filmmaker and Iffam jury president Chen Kaige, follows the film’s shared victory in the New Currents awards at Busan International Film Festival, where it premiered in October.

The Iffam jury awarded the jury prize to Barbara Sarasola-Day’s South America drug-trafficking story White Blood.

Gustav Möller’s Sundance 2018 hit The Guilty – Denmark’s foreign-language Oscar entry – won two awards:
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‘Clean Up’ Takes Top Prize at Macao Festival and Awards

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‘Clean Up’ Takes Top Prize at Macao Festival and Awards
Korean drama movie, “Clean Up” took the best film prize on Friday night at the closing ceremony of the International Film Festival and Awards Macao.

The jury, which comprised Chen Kaige, Danis Tanovic, Mabel Cheung, Paul Currie, and Tillotama Shome, said: “’Clean Up’ is a powerful, visceral film which is symbolic and naturalistic at the same time… The director unfolds a psychological drama with simmering intensity, and humanists the criminal without condoning the heinous crime in any way.”

The festival, completing its third edition, wrapped up with another breezy and efficient closing ceremony, kept largely on schedule thanks to its local live broadcast.

Celebrities on the red carpet included Phillip Noyce, Aaron Kwok and Ben Wheatley. Industry executives in attendance included Ellen Eliasoph, Michael J. Werner and Shekhar Kapur.

The closing ceremony was also the occasion for Variety and the festival to present awards to Asia’s next wave of talent.
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Variety Names 10 Directors to Watch for 2019

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As Oscar season heats up and the world awaits news of the Sundance Film Festival lineup, Variety announces its 10 Directors to Watch for 2019, featuring a mix of recent festival breakouts and movies yet to premiere in the coming year, all chosen on the strength of films screened for Variety’s editors (sometimes as works in progress).

While blockbuster Venice-Toronto sensation “A Star Is Born” demonstrated the birth of a major new director in Bradley Cooper, many of the other talents on this year’s list are less well-known, but no less exciting. From Cannes, Un Certain Regard winner Ali Abbasi is representing Sweden with his film “Border” in this year’s Oscar foreign language race. Film critic and festival programmer Kent Jones won the Tribeca competition with feature debut “Diane,” while Mexican directors Alejandra Márquez Abella (“The Good Girls”) and Alonso Ruizpalacios (“Museo”) were standouts of the competition sections at
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Revamped Marrakech film festival announces line-up, jury, honorary awards

Revamped Marrakech film festival announces line-up, jury, honorary awards
Festival to kick off with Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate.

The Marrakech International Film Festival (Nov 30-Dec 8) has revealed its 2018 line-up, jury and honorary awards.

The Moroccan festival has been running since 2001, but took a year off in 2017 to “reflect on its editorial line”.

The competition line-up features 14 films from first or second-time directors. Six of the films competing for the Marrakech Etoile d’Or (or the Gold Star) are directed by women. Among the line-up is Sudabeh Mortezai’s Joy, Kent Jones’ Diane and Eva Trobisch’s All Good.

The festival opens with a gala screening of
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Los Cabos: Edher Campos, Gabriela Maire, Launch Zafiro Cinema (Exclusive)

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Los Cabos, Mexico — In a newly expansive move for a vigorous Mexican movie industry, Machete Producciones founder Edher Campos and producer Gabriela Maire are launching a new production house, Zafiro Cinema.

Based out of Mexico City, Zafiro will look to co-produce titles from territories currently underserved by state film funding and industry infrastructure, such as Bolivia – Maire’s home country – Paraguay and Central America.

Zafiro’s launch obeys a major net of globalized film production: Talent can come from anywhere. Think Guatemala’s Jayro Bustamante, a recent Berlinale Alfredo Bauer winner with “Ixcanul,” sold voluminously by The Film Factory.

But talent often does emerge in the world’s less privileged territories, in film terms, often because of not only a lack of funding but producer facilitators linking talent to further funds, festival exposure and sales agents.

Zafiro Cinema’s most immediate focus will be Bolivia, where Maire has multiple contacts.
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Los Cabos: ‘Genesis,’ ’Feral,’ ’Neza,’ ‘Labor’ Win Big at Top Mexican Fest

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Los Cabos: ‘Genesis,’ ’Feral,’ ’Neza,’ ‘Labor’ Win Big at Top Mexican Fest
Los Cabos, Mexico — Adding to its burgeoning best picture trophies, “Genesis,” the consecration of Quebec’s Philippe Lesage, won Los Cabos Competition Award Saturday night.

“Genesis” scored at a busy Los Cabos Intl. Film Festival, given star gravitas by Spike Lee, Adam Driver and Terry Gilliam and whose hard-driving industry news flow, especially from the robust young Mexican industry belied Los Cabos initial positioning as a post-afm chill out.

Following on Lesage’s debut, “The Demons,” “Genesis” marks “Another rewardingly complex reflection on the emotional trials of youth,” Variety announced in its Locarno review. Superbly acted by Théodore Pellerin and Noe Abita, the chronicle of an ebullient brother and sister’s suffering from machista disdain and aggression was always a frontrunner at Los Cabos.

Otherwise, the other big competition winner – and doing its foreign-language Oscar nomination credentials no harm at all – was Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra’s Colombian thriller
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‘Buy Me a Gun’ Director Julio Hernández Cordón Project ‘Neza’ Pitches at Los Cabos

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Los Cabos, Mexico — A mix of traditional pre-colonial and modern, urban-infused storytelling, Julio Hernández Cordón’s “Neza” pitches at this week’s Los Cabos Festival Works in Development, where the filmmaker’s most recent film “Buy Me a Gun” – Director’s Fortnight and San Sebastian Horizontes Latinos competitor – is in competition.

Born in North Carolina but educated at Mexico’s Ccc, Hernández has positioned himself as one of Mexico and Mesoamerica’s most solid filmmakers. In 2007 his feature “Gasolina” won the Filmsin Progress award at San Sebastian and a year later topped the festival’s Horizontes Latinos competition. Since that time, he has pumped out critical and festival acclaimed films regularly, including “Atrás hay relámpagos” – a participant at Rotterdam – and the aforementioned “Buy Me a Gun.”

“Neza” is a modern tale with pre-Spanish roots. It’s the story of a pair of betrayals which become too much for the titular character to bear.
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Macao Festival Sets Full Lineup

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Macao Festival Sets Full Lineup
Vasan Bala’s “The Man Who Feels No Pain,” and Qiu Sheng’s “Suburban Birds” are among 11 films set for competition at the third edition of the International Film Festival & Awards Macao. Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” will open the festival in an out of competition slot.

Other films in competition include: “Aga” by Milko Lazarov (Bulgaria); “All Good,” by Eva Trobisch (Germany); “Clean Up,” by Kwon Man-ki (South Korea); “Jesus,” by Hiroshi Okuyama (Japan); “Scarborough,” by Barnaby Southcombe (U.K.) “School’s Out” by Sebastien Marnier (France); “The Good Girls,” by Alejandra Marquez (Mexico); “The Guilty,” by Gustav Moller (Denmark); and “White Blood” by Barbara Sarasola – Day (Argentina). The competition is only open to first or second time feature directors.

The lineup was announced Thursday in Macau by artistic director Mike Goodridge. The jury which will select the prize-winners includes Chen Kaige as president, alongside Mabel Cheung (Hong Kong
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