La Pachanga (film)

La Pachanga

Mexican theatrical release poster
Directed by José Estrada
Produced by Rogelio Agrasánchez
Screenplay by
  • Rogelio Agrasánchez
  • Ramón Obón
Music by
Cinematography Rosalío Solano
Edited by Rafael Ceballos
Running time
79 minutes
Country Mexico
Language Spanish

La Pachanga (The Party) is a 1981 Mexican comedy film, directed by José Estrada. The film received three Ariel Awards in 1983: Best Director, Best Editing and Best Art Direction.[1]


During a weekend in Mexico City, the inhabitants of an old apartment building held two separate ceremonies: a quinceañera and a wake. Neighbors are mixed between the two parties while love, sex, comedy and tragedy are combined.

Main cast


Ariel Awards

The Ariel Awards are awarded annually by the Mexican Academy of Film Arts and Sciences in Mexico. La Pachanga received three awards out of eight nominations.[1]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
1983 José Estrada Best Director Won
Noé Murayama Best Actor Nominated
Sergio Jiménez Nominated
María Rojo Best Actress Nominated
Alejandro Ciangherotti Best Supporting Actor Nominated
José Morales Montáñez Best Art Direction Won
Rosalío Solano Best Cinematography Nominated
Rafael Ceballos Best Editing Won

External links


  1. 1 2 "XXV 1983 — Ganadores y nominados" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas. 1983. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
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