Gueros

Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios

Year: 2014
Running Time: 111
Color Type: B&W
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish
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Gueros

Cast
Leonardo Ortizgris
Tenoch Huerta
Sebastián Aguirre
Ilse Salas

Crew
Cinematographer Damian Garcia
Writers Alonso Ruizpalacios and Gibrán Portela
Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios


Ever since the National University strike broke out, Sombra and Santos have been living in angst-ridden limbo. Education-less, motionless, purposeless, and unsure of what the strike will bring, they begin to look for strange ways to kill time. But their idiosyncratic routine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Tomas, Sombra's kid brother. Unable to fit in amongst these older slackers, Tomas discovers that unsung Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the city. Tomas convinces Sombra and Santos they must track him down in order to pay their final respects on his deathbed. But what they thought would be a simple trip to find their childhood idol soon becomes a voyage of self-discovery across Mexico City's invisible frontiers.

Awards

  • Winner of 5 Ariel Awards (Mexico's Academy Awards)

    Best Picture, Mexican Ariel Awards
    Best Director, Mexican Ariel Awards
    Best First Feature, Mexican Ariel Awards
    Best Cinematography, Mexican Ariel Awards
    Best Sound, Mexican Ariel Awards

    Best First Feature, Berlin International Film Festival 2014

    Grand Jury Prize, Mumbai International Film Festival 2014

    Best Cinematography Award, Tribeca Film Festival 2014

    Special Jury Mention (Best New Narrative Director), Tribeca Film Festival 2014

    FIPRESCI Prize, Jerusalem Film Festival 2014

    Festival Youth Award, San Sebastian Film Festival 2014

    Horizontes Latinos Award, San Sebastian Film Festival 2014

    Audience Award, Morelia Film Festival 2014

    Best First Mexican Feature Award, Morelia Film Festival 2014

    Best Actor (Mexican Feature), Morelia Film Festival 2014

    Guerrero Award of the Press for Best Mexican Feature, Morelia Film Festival 2014

    New Auteurs Audience Award, AFI Fest 2014

    Special Jury Award, AFI Fest 2014

    Winner, Los Cabos International Film Festival 2014

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit 144739080011/13, 11/15, 11/20, 11/22
Sonoma Film Institute Rohnert Park 144557280010/23 & 10/25 ONLY
University of Victoria Victoria 1442548800September 18, 2015
Belcourt Theatre Nashville 1442116800September 13 - September 15, 2015
New Parkway Theater Oakland 1441944000September 11 - September 17, 2015
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1440734400August 28 - August 31, 2015
Hollywood Theater - Dormont Pittsburgh 14402160008/22, 25, 26 ONLY
Cinefamily Los Angeles 1440129600August 21 - August 27, 2015
Mesilla Valley Film Society Mesilla 1440129600August 21 - August 27, 2015


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