In a timeless México where women are disappearing, a girl called Huck wears a mask to hide her gender. She helps her dad, a tormented addict, to take care of an abandoned baseball camp ... See full summary »
Julio Hernández Cordón
Ángel Rafael Yanez,
Ángel Leonel Corral
A brightly shot carefree movie where problems and reality are kept just on the fringe of the storyline. Two best friends are having fun riding their bikes in San Jose. When they can pick ... See full summary »
Don Alfonso is a deliveryman. He also plays marimbas, the traditional Guatemalan instrument. He is used to play a folkloric musical show in one of the fancy hotel of Guatemala City. He ... See full summary »
Mechanic Stella owns a gas station with introvert Lenni. When Stella accidentally kills Lenni's abusive mother, they try to dump the body. They run into trouble, thugs and cops but stick together as they fall in love with each other.
After the end of Guatemala's military dictatorship, relatives of the Maya killed during the genocide in the 1980s search for the bodies of their missing relatives, and fight to bring the perpetrators to justice.
What!? 5.4 points!? Did you watch it with your eyes?
A masterpiece. Otar Iosseliani's style. The whole Guatemala painted impressionistically in just one ordinary night of nothing. But nothing suddenly and relentlessly is wiped out by everything, just the way the life likes to do, putting all the movie's elements in their places. Brutality is combined with subtle irony, I remember at least three bursts of laughter of mine. The photography, editing and non-professional acting are impeccable.
With real budget Cordón will rock the world. They say he already did it with 2011 Marimbas del infierno.
By the way, besides being half-guatemalteco, he works in México. Looks like this country is on the edge of yielding the new wave of young superdirectors.
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