2015. Guatemala/France. Dir: Jayro Bustamante. With María Mercedes Coroy. 100 min.
On the slopes of an active volcano, modernity and ritual collide. Young María works the coffee plantation, goes along with the preparations for her arranged marriage, and dreams of the United States beyond the volcano. Her circumstances provide no room for change, until an unexpected pregnancy complicates matters…
2014. Mexico. Dir: Alonso Ruizpalacios. Sebastián Aguirre. 106 min.
Against the backdrop of the 1999 UNAM student strike, three teens embark on a quest across Mexico City to find their childhood idol, the elusive rock star Epigmenio Cruz. On the way, they ecounter drunken hoodlums, anarchists, lost loves, and a renewed sense of self. Ruizpalacios simultaneously mocks and celebrates Mexican art-house cinema to a hilarious effect.