Gueros

by Alonso Ruizpalacios

Synopsis

 

The Mexican word "gueros" refers to people with "fair-skin".

 

Ever since the National University strike broke out, Sombra and Santos have been living in an angst-ridden limbo. School-less, motionless, purposeless, and unsure what the strike will bring, they begin to look for strange ways to kill time. But their idiosyncratic routine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Tomás, Sombra’s kid brother. Unable to fit-in amongst these older slackers, Tomás discovers that unsung Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the city. Tomás convinces Sombra and Santos they must track him down in order to pay their final respects on his deathbed. But what they thought would be a simple trip to find their childhood idol, soon becomes a voyage of self-discovery across Mexico City’s invisible frontiers.

 

Director

Alonso Ruizpalacios

 

Screenplay

Alonso Ruizpalacios and Gibrán Portela

 

Producer

Ramiro Ruiz

 

Cinematography

Damián García

 

Music

Tomás Barreiro

 

Production designer

Sandra Cabriada

 

Editor

Yibrán Asuad and Ana García

 

Cast

Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortízgris

 

Production Company

Catatonia Cine, IMCINE/CONACULTA, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)