Alonso Ruizpalacios • 2014 • Mexico

An angsty youth's journey through Mexico City's hidden streets.

Capturing the buoyancy and insouciance of youth, and the undercurrents of class conflict through the eyes of its young protagonists, Güeros is a shrewd and stylish journey into the hidden social architecture of Mexico City. Alonso Ruizpalacios's first film premiered at Berlin, where it won Best First Feature; San Sebastián, where it won the Horizons Award; and AFI Fest, where it won the Audience Award.

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