Eight friends travel to a cabin in the woods to celebrate their high school graduation.
Despite all the sexual fluidity and people swapping partners as the weekend progressed, most of the teenagers were still overly anxious at being able to lay claim to one person in particular as their boyfriend and girlfriend which surprisingly brought it back to some sort of old fashioned reality.
They all possessed the earnestness that all precious teens do without the slightest perception that first love (or lust) fades so quickly no matter how real it feels at the time. The fact that their perceived rivals may be of the opposite sex had no real bearing for them at all, as Quintero had set up the perfect scenario where for once this refreshingly didn’t matter at all.
His young extremely natural cast, most of whom had also been in Velociraptor, served his movie well and gave compelling performances as if this were their own lives they were leading.
The movie is next screened in Wales at the Iris Prize Festival far removed from the setting of the Mexican countryside and in a country where one assumes that sexual fluidity in youth is not nearly so common, but will no doubt be totally engaged with Quintero’s film as we were
Director: Chucho E. Quintero
Writer: Chucho E. Quintero
Stars: Gerardo Del Razo, Sofía Sylwin, Carlos Hendrick Huber
Language: Spanish | Polish
Release Date: 19 November 2019 (USA)
Also Known As: Les jours heureux
Filming Locations: Ajusco, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media / Version 2
Codec ID : mp42 (mp42)
File size : 1.47 GiB
Duration : 1 h 40 min
Overall bit rate : 2 096 kb/s