The Book of Life a beautiful representation of Mexico

Colors and traditions of Mexico featured in The Book of Life

The Day of the Dead or as known in Mexico, Dia de Muertos, a colorful celebration in honor of those who have left this world and passed to a spiritual land. That is the scenario shown in the new film produced by Guillermo del Toro, The Book of Life.

A striking animated film as you never seen before, where their characters represent Mexican culture with all its color and tradition. Director Jorge Gutierrez partnered up with Guillermo del Toro to portray a story that both are proud to share, a tradition from their own country, a celebration of the past looking forward to the future.

The story of a young bullfighter, Manolo, who gets caught on a journey on to decide between the hopes and dreams that his family lays on him or to go with the voice of his heart and pursue the love of his life. Manolo’s adventure extends in three extraordinary worlds where he is faced with his terrible fears.

the book of life

A vibrant portray of Mexican celebration, Day of the Dead, presenting fascinating characters representative of this day and also one inspired by the ancient Maya culture. Some of the actors lending their voice to the film are Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo and Ana de la Reguera and Placido Domingo.

The film produced by well-known Guillermo del Toro, a proud Mexican director, screenwriter and novelist who has found his way brilliantly into the film industry. A talent that begun since young age, del Toro has been responsible for fantastical themed movies like Hellboy and Pan's Labyrinth which this last one, awarded him Bafta and Oscar awards.

A fun animated representation of Mexican culture told by these endearing characters in a whimsical and fantastical environment.

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