Tomas is a boy from Veracruz whose mother, fed up with his poor behavior, sends him to stay with his brother in Mexico City. His arrival coincides with a strike at the national university that leaves its students, including Tomas’ brother Sombra and Sombra’s roommate Santos, in an angst-ridden limbo. Hearing that Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the city, Tomas convinces Sombra and Santos to search the city in order to pay their final respects. 106 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
“A sly, insouciant masterpiece, it marks Alonso Ruizpalacios as a talent to watch.”
-– Godfrey Cheshire, Rogerebert.com