Filmfest 2008

Evaristo and Tony, indigenous brothers from the northwest of Mexico, have just graduated from elementary school when they receive an assignment from their grandfather: to deliver some medicine at the other extreme of the Sierra Tarahumara. Tony and Evaristo, dreading the long road ahead, decide to take their grandfather's horse and set off on a journey that becomes longer than they expected. "Cárdenas and Guzmán make highly sophisticated commentaries on the realities facing the Raramuri and their customs. They capture the languidness and tranquility of a life without telephones (where all long-distance communication is by radio), and tackle the question of how to lead a life in both one’s indigenous language and in Spanish. At the same time, they tell a nostalgic story of the purity and naïveté of youth. Remember when the worst things that could happen were getting in trouble and disappointing the adults in your life?" Diana Sanchez, TIFF 2008

tags: Feature film

Cast: Luis Antonio Lerma Torres, Evaristo Corpus Lerma Torres, Jose Ignacio Torres Rodríguez, Jose Angel Torres Rodríguez


Director: Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán