‘Güeros’ is a road movie in which the travellers barely manage to leave town. A coming of age comedy which pays homage to the French new wave.
Tomás is packed off to stay with his big brother Fede, also known as Sombra, who is studying in Mexico City with his friend Santos. They are both involved in student demonstrations. When the trio learns that their musical idol is in hospital fading fast and alone, they set off in their rusty heap of a car to pay their last respects to this one-time rock star. 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.
✮✮✮✮ “A majorly impressive work, particularly for a first feature, and if Ruizpalacios can make something even half as impressive for a follow-up, it’d likely be better than 90% of the stuff that makes it to our screens” - David Jenkins, Little White Lies