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Starring: Tenoch Huerta, Sebastián Aguirre, Ilse Salas, Leonardo Ortízgris
Directed by: Alonso Ruizpalacios
Produced by: Ramiro Ruiz
Genre: Drama
Status: Completed

U.S. Release: Kino Lorber 2015


Best First Feature, Berlin International Film Festival 2014

Grand Jury Prize, Mumbai International Film Festival 2014

Best Cinematography Award, Tribeca Film Festival 2014

Special Jury Mention, Best New Narrative Director, Tribeca Film Festival 2014

FIPRESCI Prize, Jerusalem Film Festival 2014

Festival  Youth Award, San Sebastian Film Festival 2014

Horizontes Latinos Award, San Sebastian Film Festival 2014

Audience Award, Morelia Film Festival 2014

Best First Mexican Feature Award, Morelia Film Festival 2014

Best Actor (Mexican Feature), Morelia Film Festival 2014

Guerrero Award of the Press for Best Mexican Feature, Morelia Film Festival 2014

New Auteurs Audience Award, AFI Fest 2014

Special Jury Award, AFI Fest 2014

Winner, Los Cabos Competition, Los Cabos International Film Festival 2014


GUEROS is the winner of over a dozen awards, including Best First Film Award at the Berlin Film Festival;  Audience Award at AFI and Morelia Film Festivals; and FIPRESCI Prize, Jerusalem Film Festival, among many others. When the students of the National University go on strike, good friends Sombra and Santos begin to find interesting ways to fill their days. This 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 legend 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.

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