#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Tomas is too much for his lone mother so she sends him to live with his older brother Federico, aka Sombra, in Mexico City.
Plot: Set amidst the 1999 student strikes in Mexico City, this coming-of-age tale finds two brothers venturing through the city in a sentimental search for an aging legendary musician. Shot in black-and-white, Güeros brims with youthful exuberance.
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A hip, talented debut
A hip coming of age road movie is the first feature from gifted Mexican writer- director Alonso Ruizpalacios. Shot in academy ratio and black and white and marked by a fresh use of camera, editing, sound, and humor and a breaking the fourth wall that owes something to the Nouvelle Vague, it focuses on Tomás, a slim, pale teenage bad boy (“güero” is Mexican slang for light-skinned) whose mother can’t cope with him, so sends him from Veracruz to live in Mexico City for a while with his older brother “Sombra” (“dark-skinned”). Sombra is a student at the national university, but it’s disrupted by a huge strike (loosely based on the 11-month strike of 1999), and he’s “on strike from the strike,” sitting idly in his trashy concrete apartment, a depressed slacker trying to teach himself card tricks. They get out, with his roommate and best friend Santos and girlfriend Ana (a strike leader), on a mission to find a cult Mexican rock idol of the Sixties called Epigmenio Cruz admired by their late father and both brothers, reportedly dying of cirrhosis of the liver, to pay him homage. It’s said that Cruz once “made Bob Dylan cry.” Ruizpalacios has acknowledged a debt to Truffaut, Godard, Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, and Fellini, but his light touch, wit, and grasp of earthy Spanish vernacular (though he studied in London and speaks perfect English too) also link Güeros with Latin American youth films like Alex dos Santos’ 2006 Glue, Che Sandoval’s You Think You’re the Prettiest, But You Are the Sluttiestt (2009), and the work of Fernando Eimbcke and Gerardo Naranjo. This won prizes at Berlin and Tribeca and had a limited US release May 2015 (see A.O. Scott’s enthusiastic and detailed description in the NYTimes). Now out on DVD from Kino Larber. Watched on a DVD provided by Rodrigo Brandão (Indie Strategy) 2 Jan. 2015.
Are we there yet?
To call this road movie unusual would be a major understatement. To call it fuzzy in terms of goals and plans would be accurate. To say that pieces don’t seem to fit with each other would ring true too. And still there is something here that makes this a more than intriguing watch. While we have a coming of age on the road finding oneself story (or not), the main plot is convoluted.
A boy is getting send away because a mother can’t handle him and not being able to handle things is a running theme. Not being able to focus (even when our two main characters find one thing they have in common/are longing for) is another part of the story. For some it might feel like it tries too hard to be artful (being b/w and using the old aspect ratio of 4:3, having a song played that the audience can’t actually hear which is one of the “motivators” and going “old school” in general), but some others will really cherish in its style, rather than being confused by its lack of real substance. Which corner do you belong to?
Original Language es
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Alonso Ruizpalacios
Writer Alonso Ruizpalacios, Gibrán Portela, Alan Page
Actors Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas
Awards 22 wins & 14 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format DCP