Short and spectacular

By July 27, 2009 Insights

Expresion en Corto, a fantastic international short film festival, descended on San Miguel this past weekend. Multiple theaters across town have been showing over 400 short documentaries, fiction, animation and award winners from around the world. And the best part, aside from the world-class content… I can walk to all of this and it’s FREE!

On Sunday night, a giant outdoor screen in the Jardin featured the silent film, Tartuffe, accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of Compeche. The short video composite above doesn’t do the event justice, but you get the idea – lights, moon, beautiful architecture, fun film, and the inevitable fireworks.

In addition to this smorgasbord of cinematography, I had dinner a wonderful new restaurant, Mivida and sampled one of the best tasting menus I’ve ever had (and coming from San Francisco, that’s saying a lot). Living on an extremely tight budget here, I don’t eat out very often, and certainly not at higher end places, so this was a treat (and I admit, a shameless plug – if you’re in town you’ve go to try it).
This weekend was truly about grazing the great things San Miguel has to offer. I’m continually reminded how lucky I am.