KINO LORBER RELEASES GÜEROS, BY MEXICAN DIRECTOR ALONSO RUIZPALACIOS, ON MAY 20 AT FILM FORUM; FILM TO EXPAND TO OTHER MARKETS DURING THE SUMMER
NEW YORK PRESS SCREENINGS SET FOR MAY 7 AND MAY 13 ONLY!
Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, TX
Seattle International Film Festival – Seattle, WA
Cinema Du Parc – Montreal, Canada
Starts June 19
– Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
“This bouncy and effervescent film often has the kind of timeless charms that can also be found in the early New Wave films.”
– Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
Kino Lorber is proud to announce the New York theatrical release of GÜEROS, the critically acclaimed debut by Mexican writer/director Alonso Ruizpalacios. Now scheduled to open Wednesday, May 20, at New York’s Film Forum, the film will expand to key art house markets throughout the summer, before a VOD and home media release later this year.
Winner of the Best First Feature award at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival, as well as the Best Cinematography award (given to DP Damian Garcia) at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, GÜEROS was recently nominated to 12 Ariel Awards (Mexico’s top film award).
This “wry, visually audacious film” (Filmmaker Magazine) is set in 1999, when a year-long university strike both engaged and set adrift thousands of students in Mexico City. Left on their own devices, Sombra (Tenoch Huerta) and Santos (Leonardo Ortizgris) begin to look for strange ways to kill time.
The unexpected arrival of Tomás (Sebastián Aguirre), Sombra’s kid brother, pushes the trio into a road trip in search of Epigmenio Cruz, a Mexican folk-rock hero who “made Bob Dylan cry.” Eventually, the beautiful pirate radio DJ Ana (Ilse Salas), who is also one of the leaders of the student strike, joins them on their trip through Mexico City.
Beautifully shot in black-and-white (and in 4:3 aspect ratio), this coming-of-age comedy pays homage to the French New Wave (the director names Monte Hellman’sTwo-Lane Black Top and Godard’s Bande A Part as key works) and American indie cinema (such as works by Jim Jarmusch), proving once again, the global reach of contemporary Mexican cinema.
Thursday, May 7 at 10:30 am
Wednesday, May 13 at 10:30 am
209 West Houston Street, New York, NY, 10014
Box Office: 212-727-8110