The film won Best First Feature at the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival, Best Cinematography at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and the Special Jury Mention for Screenwriting and New Auteurs Audience Award at 2014’s AFI Fest. “Güeros” was also recently nominated for 12 Ariel Awards, receiving the most nominations of any other title this year.
Kino Lorber Acquires Award-Winning Mexican Feature ‘Güeros’
Kino Lorber Acquires Award-Winning Mexican Feature 'Güeros'
Kino Lorber has acquired all North American rights to director Alonso Ruizpalacios’ feature debut “Güeros.”
According to the film’s official synopsis, “‘Güeros’ is set in 1999, when a year-long university strike both engaged and set adrift thousands of students in Mexico City. Sombra and Santos, who had been living in angst-ridden limbo due to the strike, begin to look for strange ways to kill time. The unexpected arrival of Tomás, Sombra’s kid brother, pushes the trio into a long road trip in search of the recently hospitalized Epigmenio Cruz, a Mexican folk-rock hero who ‘made Bob Dylan cry.’ 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.”
“‘Güeros’ is an incredibly assured debut that has already captivated critics and audiences across the globe with its inimitable style, lovely pace and wry sense of humor,” said Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber. “It’s exactly the type of film that we love to discover and bring to US audiences.”
The film stars Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortizgris, Raúl Briones, Laura Almela and more.
“Güeros” will open May 20 at New York’s Film Forum before opening in select cities over the summer.