- The film, recorded over the course of
7 weeks with the beautiful backdrop of Mexico’s Pacific Treasure, hits theaters
on April 12th.
The movie No Manches Frida 2, directed by Nacho G. Velilla, filmed mainly on location in the Riviera Nayarit and W Punta de Mita Hotel, and produced by Pantalion films—the first Latin studio in Hollywood—opens on April 12th nationwide.
Martha Higareda and Omar Chaparro make their comeback in this second installment (the first opened in September 2016 and became the fourth top grossing film in the history of Mexican cinema), along with actors Itatí Cantoral, Aarón Díaz, Andrea Noli, and Fernanda Castillo, among others.
Red carpet in Mexico City
A spectacular red carpet event was held in a theater in Mexico City on Tuesday, April 9th to kick off the premiere of No Manches Frida 2 with the entire cast, headed by Higareda and Chaparro, together with special guests.
The film will be projected on 1,500 movie screens in Mexico by Cinépolis as well as in the United States, where it already premiered in March of this year. According to data from Box Office Mojo, it became one of the most-watched films from Friday the 15th to Sunday the 17th of that month, with box office receipts of 3 million 894 thousand dollars, topped only by “Captain Marvel.”
No Manches Frida 2 was shot on location in the Riviera Nayarit from May 6th through June 8th. Most of the filming took place in the W Punta de Mita, site of the first official take with most of the cast in attendance along with director Nacho G. Velilla and producer Mauricio Argüelles.
With respect to the differences between the first and second parts, Argüelles went on to tell the national media that “the biggest differences between the movies are the scenery—the first was shot in Mexico City and the second in the Riviera Nayarit, where we stayed for more than seven weeks filming in Punta de Mita—, the addition of Itatí Cantoral and Aarón Díaz to the cast, and the participation of Juanes as the composer of the original score.”
Marc Murphy, director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB), said the shooting of No Manches Frida 2 and other movies are hugely important to the promotion of the destination.
Riviera Nayarit, a stellar location
The Riviera Nayarit has positioned itself in the film industry on both a national and international level thanks to its great diversity of landscapes and locations that are highly sought after for shoots. Its natural scenery is so spectacular that it has served as the perfect location for more than one full-length feature, music videos, and commercial shoots.