Dec 16, 2010
Directed by Alejandro Gerber Bicecci
Rated Not Rated, 117 min.
Part of the Global Lens Series
On a dry lakebed in 1964, a trucker and his companion find a baby boy at the dry breast of its dead mother. Years later the trucker operates an ice factory in a poor urban district with his son, Jos?, who dreams of one day striking out on his own. Neighbor Felipe, meanwhile, works at an Internet caf? and another neighbor, Andr?s, lives with his alcoholic father but spends his free time studying Mexico?s pre-Columbian golden age. All three share a defining incident from their childhood, linking the destinies of their entire neighborhood to the lakebed and baby from years earlier. In this shrewd and well-acted story, director Alejandro Gerber Bicecci turns a tangled neighborhood tale into an enthralling mix of history, memory and atonement, creating an unexpected parable of modern Mexico itself.
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