(Alonzo Ruiz Palacios, Mexico, 2015, DCP, 106 min)
Director Alonso Ruiz Palacios in attendance!
Co-presented by Presbyterian University
Friday, Apr 29 at 07:00PM
Awarded Best First Feature at the Berlinale, Alonzo Ruizpalacioss full-length debut captures the tumultuous coming of age of Tomás, a fair-skinned teenager sent by his exhausted mother to live in Mexico City with his dark-skinned brother. Set amidst the National University of Mexicos student strike of 1999, brothers Tomás and Federico navigate the spectrum of disenfranchisement and youthful enthusiasm from behind the wheel of an aging Volkswagen. A road movie that never really goes anywhere, geographically, Güeros nevertheless presents a beautifully nostalgic portrait of youth with a subversion and spunk reminiscent of the French New Wave. Shot in black and white, Ruizpalacios film nods to the visual poetry of directors like Godard, Truffaut, and even Jim Jarmusch, delighting in the humor, exuberance and insouciance of teenagehood.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
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Seattle, WA 98122