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‪Temporada de patos

‪Duck Season

‪A film by Fernando Eimbcke‬

‪2004, Mexico, Comedy, 90 min

‪Starring: Daniel Miranda, Diego Cataño, Danny Perea, Enrique Arreola


‪In Spanish with English subtitles‬

‪Wednesday, Feb. 6, 8 pm – FREE‬

‪Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC)‬

‪600 River St. [Map] – Tel: 512-974-3772‬


‪ ‬“…it remembers how absorbing and endless every single day can seem when you're 14.” – Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN TIMES

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Screens as part of the series “A decade of comedy in Latin American cinema” [Read more]‬


‪14 year olds Flama (Daniel Miranda) and Moko (Diego Castaño) are ready to spend the perfect Sunday afternoon, left alone at Flama’s apartment with a supply of soda, video games, and money for  pizza money. But their teenage bliss is interrupted by unexpected events, then crashed by their neighbor Rita (Danny Perea) who needs to bake a cake, and Ulises (Enrique Arreola), the pizza deliveryman who refuses to leave unpaid after being 11 seconds late on his delivery. As the afternoon goes by and the kids are unable to kill time in the usual way, they inevitably walk the tightrope of adolescent existence.


Flama (Daniel Miranda) y Moko (Diego Castaño) están listos para pasar una perfecta tarde de domingo. Solos en el apartamento de Flama, con un suplemento de refresco, videojuegos, y dinero para pizza. Pero su éxtasis adolescente se ve interrumpido por eventos inesperados, e invadido por Rita (Danny Perea), la vecina que necesita hornear un pastel, y Ulises (Enrique Arreola), el repartidor de pizza que no se quiere ir antes de que le paguen, después de llegar once segundos tarde a su entrega. Al pasar la tarde, los chicos son incapaces de matar el tiempo de la usual manera, e inevitablemente caminan por la cuerda floja de la existencia adolescente.‬


About the director

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Mexican director and screenwriter Fernando Eimbcke started his career directing music videoclips and short films. Temporada de Patos (2004) received the Ariel Award for Best Film, and Lake Tahoe (2008) won two awards (Alfred Bauer Prize and FIPRESCI) at the Berlin International Film Festival in addition to being showcased at Cannes Film Festival among other film festival accolades.


Filmography

2010 - Revolucion
2008 - ¿Te acuerdas de Lake Tahoe? (Lake Tahoe)
2004 - Temporada de Patos (Duck Seasons)


Temporada de patos

Duck Season

2004, Mexico, Comedy
90 min, 35mm, Black and White


Cast‬

Daniel Miranda – Flama
Diego Cataño – Moko
Danny Perea – Rita
Enrique Arreola – Ulises
Carolina Politi – Flama’s Mother
Antonio Zúñiga – Mr. Clean
Alfredo Escobar – Mr. Sweaty
Sara Castro – Woman

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Credits

Directed by Fernando Eimbcke
Written by Fernando Eimbcke, Paula Markovitch
Producers – Jaime Bernardo Ramos, Frida Torresblanco, Christian Valdelièvre
Cinematographer – Alexis Zabe
Editor – Mariana Rodríguez
Original Music – Liquits
Production Designer – Diana Quiroz
Costume Designers – Lissi De la Concha
Make Up – Lissi De la Concha
Production Companies – CinePantera, Esperanto Filmoj, Fidecine, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE), Lulú, Titán Producciones


An Esperanto Filmoj and Warner Independent Pictures Release

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