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The Violin (Spanish: El violín) is a 2005 Mexican drama film directed by Francisco Vargas. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

The Violin
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Film poster
Directed byFrancisco Vargas
Produced byÁngeles Castro
Hugo Rodríguez
Written byFrancisco Vargas
StarringÁngel Tavira
CinematographyMartín Boege
Edited byRicardo Garfias
Release date
  • 11 March 2005 (2005-03-11)
Running time
98 minutes



The film won the Grand Prize in 2007 at the Miami International Film Festival.[2] At the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, Ángel Tavira won the award for Best Male Performance (Prix d'Interprétation Masculine Un Certain Regard).[1] It also received three Ariel Awards from the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Festival de Cannes: The Violin". Retrieved 14 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Miami festival hands out honors". variety. Retrieved 22 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Ariel Awards 2007 Winners". Retrieved 22 November 2011.

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