Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios

Year: 2014
Running Time: 111
Color Type: B&W
Country: Mexico
Language: Spanish
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Leonardo Ortizgris
Tenoch Huerta
Sebastián Aguirre
Ilse Salas

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.


  • 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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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
IU Cinema Bloomington 1439438400August 13 - August 15, 2015
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston 1439006400August 8, 2015
Roxie Theater San Francisco 1438920000August 7 - August 13, 2015
Taos Center For The Arts Taos 1438488000August 2 - August 4, 2015
Traverse City Film Festival Traverse City 1438228800July 30, 2015
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center Westhampton Beach 1438056000July 28 - July 30, 2015
Roxie Theater San Francisco 1437710400July 24 - July 30, 2015
Portland Museum of Art Portland 1437710400July 24 - July 26, 2015
Cinema Paradiso - Hollywood Hollywood 1437105600July 17 - July 23, 2015
Lake Worth Playhouse Lake Worth 1437105600July 17 - July 23, 2015
The Screen Santa Fe 1437105600July 17 - July 23, 2015
Cinestudio Hartford 1436500800July 10 - July 16, 2015
Film Scene Iowa City 1436500800July 10 - July 23, 2015
Media Arts Center San Diego / Digital Gym San Diego 1435896000July 3 - July 9, 2015
Denver Film Society Denver 1435896000July 3 - July 9, 2015
Bear Tooth Theatre Anchorage 1435550400June 29, 2015
Frida Cinema Santa Ana 1435291200June 26 - July 2, 2015
Sie Film Center Denver 1435291200June 26 - July 2, 2015
Coral Gables Art Cinema Coral Gables 1435291200June 26 - July 2, 2015
Vermont International Film Festival S. Burlington 1435204800June 25, 2015
Cinema du Parc Montreal 1434686400June 19 - July 2, 2015
Jacob Burns Film Center Pleasantville 1434081600June 12 - June 18, 2015
Plaza De Oro Twin Santa Barbara 1433304000June 3, 2015
Film Forum New York 1432094400May 20 - June 2, 2015

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