Mexico | 2013 | 82 minutes | Fernando Eimbcke
Director Fernando Eimbcke (Duck Season) doubles down on his tender, comedic teen stories with this affectionate look at a mother and her 15-year-old son, in the thick of adolescence and love, while vacationing at a seaside resort.
May 27, 2014
AMC Pacific Place 11
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June 6, 2014
AMC Pacific Place 11
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Fernando Eimbcke’s third feature maintains the gentle absurdity and generosity towards its characters of his previous films, but the focus is no longer solely on fumbling adolescence. The seriously silly behavior of parents receives as much attention this time out, making for the director’s richest, most unpredictable comedy to date. Vacationing at a beach resort, Paloma (María Renée Prudencio) and her 15-year-old son Hector (Lucio Giménez Cacho) banter with the easy, flirtatious intimacy of old friends: He weighs in on which of her bathing suits is most fetching; she allows he’s sexy, but not like Prince. A less playfully innocent erotic energy intrudes when Hector catches the eye of fellow teen Jazmin (Danae Reynaud). The boy becomes dazed by unfamiliar feelings, the girl eager to explore this new power she’s discovered, but it’s Paloma who changes the most. Threatened by Jazmin in ways she can’t articulate, she’ll stop at nothing to separate the young couple. Unfolding as leisurely as hotel guests stretching out under the sun, Club Sandwich captures the melancholy of a mother watching her child drift from her orbit, but cradles its sharp perceptions in fond, humane humor.
Born in Mexico City in 1970, Fernando Eimbcke completed his cinematography studies in 1996 at the University Center for Cinematographic Studies of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In 2010 Eimbcke was invited by the Contemporary Cultural Center of Barcelona to participate in the project The Complete Letters. Eimbcke also received a grant from the National System of Art Creators as part of the National Fund for Culture and Arts in Mexico.
Sponsored by Consulate of Mexico, MOViN 92.5
|Principal Cast:||María Renée Prudencio, Lucio Giménez Cacho, Danae Reynaud|
|Running Time:||82 minutes|
|Producer:||Christian Valdelièvre, Jaime B. Ramos|
|Website:||Official Film Website|
|Awards:||San Sebastian Film Festival 2013 (Silver Seashell for Best Director)|
|Filmography:||Lake Tahoe (2008); Duck Season (2005)|
|International Sales:||Funny Balloons|