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Bim Bam Boom, Las Luchas Morenas!

Bim Bam Boom, meet Las Luchas Morenas! Rossy, Esther and Cynthia are three sisters and professional luchadoras: their life through family, ring and… pig heads!

10 – 15 | 2014 | Documentary | Sport | USA

Rossy, Esther, and Cynthia Moreno are three sisters, better known as Las Luchas Morenas. They did Lucha Libre, the Mexican national sport, a true mission – matches on matches, hard workouts at the gym, tours that made them a legend at home and in Japan. They’ve also brought wrestling into real life. Work and sacrifices of these tough Ultra-Vixens are captured by filmmaker Marie Losier in a funny, grotesque and sensitive slice of everyday life.

Cynthia is the younger sister, she’s judicious and introverted: she has to get stuck in to nurture the dream and earn credit to be a mujer de rispecto. Esther has the energy of a mother, full of passion for la vida a flor de piel. Rossy is the elder, an explosion of vitality that keeps in balance the family with joyful and childlike sense of responsibility.

Whirling around doc and fiction, comedy and musical, shooting in low-fi beloved 16mm with a mex-beat score, Bim Bam Boom, Las Luchas Morenas! takes us inside and behind the Azteca Budokan: three women, who have chosen to lead their lives according to their own ideas. They fight on and out the ring. In a sparkling of glitters, pig heads (!), knives and mortal catches, the heart liquefies in flowers and feathers. The Dynasty Moreno has found a fierce and proud progeny.

Born in France in 1972 and working in New York, Marie Losier studied literature in Nanterre and then flight to the US, where she did a Master of Fine Arts in painting at Hunter (skipped to go see films around…) and ended up meeting with the avant-garde works of Richard Foreman, Mike Kuchar and Guy Maddin. She started shooting her first shorts in 2002: a series of incursions inserting herself into classic scenes from Bergman, Dreyer and Griffith; then surreal, funny and unconventional portraits on masters-friends Kuchar, Maddin, Foreman and Tony Conrad.

Getting intimate with incredible and unmatched artists is the central theme of her works: her Bolex traced the extraordinary, shocking Creating the Pandrogyne project of Genesis P-Orridge (the founder of the legendary bands COUM Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV) in The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye (2011, her first feature), the rebellious soul of Suicide vocalist Alan Vega in Alan Vega, Just a Million Dreams (2013). Other cine-portraits include Tony Oursler, Chong Gon Byun and Jesper Just (coming soon Peaches, April March, Warhol superstar Mario Montez, and Cassandro, the drag queen who became a star of Mexican wrestling). Bim Bam Boom, Las Luchas Morenas! premiered at the Forum Expanded of 2014 Berlin International Film Festival.

¡Bim, Bam, Boom!

Alessandro Zoppo

Alessandro Zoppo

Editor-in-Chief @ Good Short Films

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