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The Hamsters

(Los Hámsters)
Mexico, 2014

Spanish with English subtitles.

VLAFF Membership required ($2), available for purchase at the venue.

Come pick up your 2015 FESTIVAL GUIDE and enjoy this great comedy from Mexico!!


Rodolfo and Beatriz are the parents of teenagers Jessica and Juan. Together they form a perfect dysfunctional family. Rodolfo leaves for work every morning, but actually he’s unemployed. Beatriz, worrying that she is looking older, has a flirtation with her buff gym trainer. Jessica finds herself in a love triangle with her boyfriend and her best friend. And, Juan’s girlfriend has a little surprise for him. This is the life of an ordinary middle-class family in Tijuana. While living under the same roof, they scurry about their days, trying to hide their secrets from one another. A fresh, clever and humorous portrait of a modern family unit.


“If the category of ‘Woody Allen-style Mexican comedy’ existed, The Hamsters would be at the top.” Durango Festival of New Mexican Cinema


Rodolfo y Beatriz son padres de dos jóvenes: Jessica y Juan, juntos forman una perfecta familia disfuncional. Rodolfo sale todos los días como si fuera al trabajo, pero en realidad está desempleado. Beatriz, quien se encuentra en medio de una crisis existencial por su edad, es seducida en el gimnasio. Jessica juega a un triángulo amoroso entre su novio y su mejor amiga. Y Juan, se entera que será papá. Una familia común mexicana en la que cada uno esconde sus propios secretos, a pesar de vivir bajo el mismo techo.

7:00 pm|The Cinematheque (CIN)
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Director: Gilberto González
Writers: Gilberto González, Carlos Rodríguez

Producers: Henner Hofmann, Karla Bukantz
Cinematographer: Juan Pablo Ramírez
Editors: Gilberto González, Pablo Fulgueira
Cast: Ángel Norzagaray, Gisela Madrigal, Monserrat Minor, Hoze Meléndez