City Opera House Thu, Jul 30, 2015 9:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:108 min.
Production Country:Mexico
Original Language:Spanish
Web Site:http://www.kinolorber.com/film.php?id=2008
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Tenoch Huerta
Sebastián Aguirre Leonardo Ortizgris
Ilse Salas
Raúl Briones
Laura Almela
Director:Alonso Ruiz Palacios
Produced by:Ramiro Ruiz Ruiz-Funes
Screenwriter:Alonso Ruiz Palacios
Gibrán Portela
Cinematography:Damian García
Editing By:Yibran Asuad
Ana García
Music By:Tomas Barreiro


This bold vision from director Alonso Ruizpalacios demonstrates why Mexican directors are taking the cinematic world by storm. Following an incident with a baby and a water balloon, Tomás’ mother sends her restless son packing to live with his aimless college-aged brother Sombra and his roommate Santos in Mexico City. Sombra and Santos had been wiling away their days stealing their neighbor’s electricity and ignoring the months-long student strike at the National University that’s keeping them out of school. But Tomás gives them purpose when he convinces them to locate a beloved aging folk singer, and they set off on a road trip across the city through perilous slums and the rebellious halls of the university to the ritzy nightlife downtown. Tipping its hat playfully to the French New Wave but creating a voice all its own, “Güeros” has swept up awards at festivals worldwide, including Best First Feature at its Berlin debut. It’s a don’t miss for cinephiles.