When Tomas becomes too much for his single mother, she sends him to live with his student brother who is in dire straits himself. The brothers set out on a quest across Mexico City. Ways that life can be hard – differences between haves and have-nots, the contrast between light and dark – are captured effortlessy, casually, because this is a comedy served up with the subtlest of touches by debut director Ruizpalacios. Winner of Best First Feature at Berlin Film Festival, AFI Fest Audience Award, Best Picture at Mexico’s Ariel Awards and many more major awards
‘What flair, what humour, what eccentric dash…seductive and cheekily self-indulgent.’ (Peter Bradshaw, Guardian).
Tenoch Huerta, Sebastian Aguirre, Ilse Salas
|Directed by||Alonso Ruizpalacios|
|Running Time||106 mins|