Movie Club: Y Tu Mamá También

Mexico | 2001 | 106 min. | Alfonso Cuarón

April 5, 2023

SIFF Movie Club

Alfonso Cuarón had his breakout hit with this Mexican box-office smash that sparked controversy for its frank depiction of drug use and sexual exploration. Presented on 35mm.

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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

With their respective girlfriends away in Europe, Julio (Gael García Bernal) and his upper-class friend Tenoch (Diego Luna) are looking forward to a summer full of drink, drugs, and cheap meaningless sex. During a wedding, they meet Luisa (Maribel Verdú) — the 28-year-old wife of Tenoch’s scholarly cousin — and try to convince her to go on a road trip to Heaven’s Mouth, a made-up beach paradise the two claim is on the Oaxacan coast. To their surprise, Luisa — who is looking to escape her troubled life for a spell — agrees to go along. Two days into the trip, tension starts to build between the two friends: Luisa has had sex with each, and now both lads are not-so-quietly vying for her affection. Soon simmering jealousies boil over into savage arguments, threatening to completely destroy their friendship.

  • Director: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Principal Cast: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna
  • Country: Mexico
  • Year: 2001
  • Running Time: 106 min.
  • Producer: Alfonso Cuarón, Jorge Vergara
  • Screenplay: Alfonso Cuarón, Carlos Cuarón
  • Cinematographers: Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Editors: Alfonso Cuarón, Alex Rodríguez
  • Language: Spanish
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Rating: R
  • Format: 35mm