Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios
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Cinematographer Damian Garcia
Writers and Gibrán Portela
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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