Güeros is a road movie in which the travellers barely manage to leave town. A coming of age comedy which pays homage to the French New Wave.

Being a somewhat unusual film, Güeros begins with a rather different kind of explosion: a water bomb bursts in a baby stroller. It is thrown by teenager Tomás from a block of flats. Since the lad is clearly too much of a handful for his mother, she packs him off to stay with his big brother who is studying in Mexico City. Tomás brings a cassette along with him; the tape is part of his father’s legacy and contains the music of Epigmenio Cruz. When the trio learns that their idol is in hospital fading fast and alone, they set off in their rusty heap of a car to pay their last respects to this one-time rock star.

Best First Feature, Berlin International Film Festival 2014.
Winner Best Cinematography Tribeca Film Festival 2014.
Winner of 5 Mexican Ariel Academy Awards, including Best Film and Best Director.

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  • Rating:15+ IFF
  • Country:Mexico
  • Year:2014
  • Duration:107 minutes
  • Language:Spanish with subtitles
  • Director:Alonso Ruizpalacios
  • Starring:Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas
  • With thanks to Verve Pictures and New Wave Films