Güeros

Sunday 27th September / 7PM @ The Maltings Theatre & Cinema

In an exuberantly contemporary take on the French New Wave, two students and one of their younger brothers embark on a journey to find a dying mythical folk rocker. Their simple trip to find a childhood idol soon becomes an odyssey across Mexico City's invisible frontiers. Built upon a cascade of cinematic and pop culture nods that slyly double back on one another, Güeros is a sumptuously witty debut that’s drawn plaudits for its effortless skewering of indie film sensibilities. Mocking the type of filmmaking that uses poverty as a shortcut to legitimacy, it indulges in a moody, black-and-white aesthetic, speaking to the timelessness of teenage rebellion.

 


Credits

Cast: Tenoch Huerta, Sebastian Aguirre, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortizgris

Producer: Ramiro Ruiz

Writers: Alonso Ruiz Palacios, Gibrán Portela

Director of Photography: Damian Garcia

Editors: Yibran Assaud, Ana García

Sound: Pedro 'Zulu' González

Music: Tomás Barreiro

 

Selected Filmography

El último canto del pájaro Cú, 2010

Expedición 1808, 2009

Café Paraíso, 2008

Fonda Susilla, 2006

Print/Sales

Verve Pictures

 

Original Language: Spanish

 

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Artist Alonso Ruiz Palacios Country Mexico Year 2014 Duration 108 minutes Cert 12a