by Alonso Ruizpalacios
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.
Alonso Ruizpalacios and Gibrán Portela
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Catatonia Cine, IMCINE/CONACULTA, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)