Common Causes for a Clinical Condition


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Common Causes for a Clinical Condition.

Common Causes for a Clinical Condition shows the parallel relationship between literary fiction and political reality, Mary rehearses Antigone in the same way she criticizes the government’s actions, Ismene listens fearfully as Irving accepts incredulous the official version of a blunt lie. Only love keeps its conscience in disappearance. In the end, all reasons will be known and only the memory of those whom we refuse to forget will be without consequences.


Julián Hernández is born in Mexico City in 1972 and he graduated in film from the state University UNAM. Among his previous works are the feature films Broken Sky (2006), A Thousand Clouds of Peace Fence the Sky, Love, Your Being Love Will Never End  (2003), winner of the Teddy Award at Berlin Film Festival and Raging Sun, Raging Sky, winner of the same Award but in 2009. His latest long feature film is I Am Happiness on Earth (2014). Hernández has also directed, among others, the short films Por encima del abismo de la desesperación (1996), Hubo un tiempo en que los sueños dieron paso a largas noches de insomnio (1997), Bramadero (2007), Vago rumor de mares en zozobra (2008), Atmósfera (2010), Wandering Clouds (2013) and the short documentary Young Man at the Bar Masturbating with Rage and Nerve (2015). Boys on the RoofTop and Common Causes for a Clinical Condition (both 2016) are his two last short film productions.


  • Title
    Common Causes for a Clinical Condition
  • Rights
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    30′, col.

  • Director
    Julián Hernández
  • Screenplay
    Emiliano Arenales Osorio,
    Julián Hernández, Jesús Iglesias
  • Editing
    Emiliano Arenales Osorio

  • Photography
    Alejandro Cantú
  • Music
    Arturo Villela Vega
  • Sound
    Omar Juárez Espino,
    Armando Narváez del Valle
  • Cast
    Giovanna Zacarías, Axel Arenas,
    Norma Pablo, Baltimore Beltrán

  • Producers
    Roberto Fiesco, Iliana Reyes,
    Ernesto Martínez Arévalo
  • Production
    Mil Nubes Cine

  • Shorts Mexico Mexico City 2016 – National Short Film Competition
  • Morelia International Film Festival 2016 – National Short Film Competition
  • Cine Lido Centro Cultural Bella Epoca Mexico City 2017
  • FICMY Merida and Yucatan International Film Festival 2017 – Mexican Short Film Competition
  • Cineteca Nacional Mexico City 2018
  • Cineteca Nacional Mexico City 2021 – Retrospective Julián Hernández

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