Güeros

(Opening Night Film )
Mexico, 2014
Duration: 
1:36

Spanish with English subtitles.

Güeros was the most highly acclaimed Mexican film of 2014, winning the Best First Feature Award at the Berlinale, the Horizontes Latino Award at the San Sebastián Film Festival and the Golden Ariel for Best Picture at the Mexican Academy Awards. At its screening in San Sebastián, the director and cast received a 5-minute standing ovation. This film is a mesmerizing, black & white masterpiece, full of an intoxicating, youthful energy and a wonderfully nostalgic soundtrack. Come join us for a truly memorable Opening Night!!
 

After pushing his mother to her limit with a prank involving a water balloon and a baby stroller, Tomás is sent to live in Mexico City with big brother Sombra and his roommate Santos, who are up to their own shenanigans while the rest of the students at their university are on strike. Malcontent and in search of a cause, the trio embarks on an oddball quest when they learn their late father’s musical hero, Epigmenio Cruz, a man who once moved Bob Dylan to tears, is dying. The three traverse the city, combating apathy, rebellion and everything in between, to pay their last respects to a forgotten rock music legend.

“Shot in black-and-white, director Alonso Ruizpalacios’ debut feature is imbued with playful energy and whimsical gusto – imaginatively employing classic new wave tactics with a captivating style all its own.” Landon Zakheim, AFI Fest

La película narra el encuentro entre Sombra y su hermano menor, Tomás, quien lo visita en la Ciudad de México tras algunos sucesos desafortunados en casa de su madre. La llegada de Tomás impríme energía en la vida monótoma de Sombra y su amigo Santos, la cual parece estar en pausa tras una huelga general en la Universidad Nacional. Juntos, deciden emprender un viaje para encontrar a un legendario músico que escuchaban cuando eran niños y cuyo paradero es deconocido desde hace mucho tiempo.  

El Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, se complace en tener como película de apertura a Güeros, la cinta mexicana más premiada en el último año con una decena de premios internacionales, así como el máximo galardón de la Academia Mexicana de Cinematografía, el Ariel, que fue otorgado a Güeros como mejor cinta y mejor director novel. 

FIESTA DE APERTURA

Después de la función, MNGWA ofrecerá un concierto en el The Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St). MNGWA es una banda que fusiona rumbia, ritmos Africanos, rock psicodélico, cantando en cuatro idiomas.

03-Sep-2015
7:00 pm|SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (GCA)
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Alonso Ruizpalacios (b. 1978, Mexico City) won two previous Ariel Awards for his short films Cafe Paraiso (2008) and The Cu Bird's Last Song (2010). Güeros, his feature directorial debut, was awarded Best First Feature at Berlin, Best Latin American Film at San Sebastian, the Grand Coral at Havana and the Mexican Academy Awards for Best First Film and Best Film.

Credits:

Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios
Writers: Alonso Ruizpalacios, Gibrán Portela
Producers: Ramiro Ruiz, Alonso Ruizpalacios
Cinematographer: Damián García
Editors: Yibrán Asuad, Ana García
Cast: Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortizgris, Raúl Briones, Laura Almela

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