Mexican drama scoops top prize at Beijing Film Festival

April 24, 2015 9:43 AM

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Mexican drama scoops top prize at Beijing Film Festival

BEIJING (Reuters) - Mexican director Bernardo Arellano's drama about an elderly couple facing economic hardship has scooped the best film award at the fifth Beijing International Film Festival.

Comienzo del Tiempo', or "The Beginning of Time", tells the story of Antonio and Bertha who fall on hard times when social security pensions are stopped because of a national financial crisis.

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