Archive of films Duck Season / Temporada de patos

Mexico
2004, 85 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2005

Mexico City, Sunday, 11 o’clock in the morning. Flama and Moko are 14-year-old boys. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, videogames, porn magazines, soft drinks and pizza on its way. But the harmony of what promises to be a placid Sunday quickly breaks down... A low-budget, fresh, black-and-white comedy full of absurd humour, witty dialogues and superbly natural performances.


Synopsis

Tlatelolco, a suburb of Mexico City, Sunday 11 o’clock in the morning. Flama and Moko are 14. They have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, videogames, porn magazines, soft drinks and pizza on its way. But the harmony of what promises to be a placid Sunday breaks down. First, there’s a power cut. Then the neighbour, Rita, comes to use the oven for a birthday cake. Then the pizza delivery man, Ulises, arrives - but he is 11 seconds late. Yet he refuses to leave until he gets his money... Hidden behind such seemingly banal everyday objects as a snapshot album, a failed cake, a football computer game or a ghastly duck picture, are the real themes of the film: the parent’s divorce, loneliness, the confusion of adolescence, friendship and sexuality, as well as the frustration of adults. A low-budget, black-and-white fresh comedy full of absurd humour, witty dialogue and superbly natural performances. 

About the director

Fernando Eimbcke (1970, Mexico City) studied at the University Centre of Cinematographic Studies at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He has directed numerous music videos and short films. His feature debut Temporade de patos won several awards at the Guadalajara Film Festival. Films: Alcanzar una estrella (1993, short), Disculpe las molestias (short, 1994), No todo permanente (1996, short), La suerte de la fea... a la bonita no le importa (2002, short), No sea mailto (2003, short), The Look of Love (2003, short), Temporada de patos (2004).

Contacts

Funny Balloons
4 bis rue Saint Sauveur, 75002, Paris
France
Tel: +33 140 130 586
Fax: +33 142 333 499
E-mail: info@funny-balloons.com
www: www.funny-balloons.com

Cinepantera
, CP 06100, Mexico City
Mexico
Tel: +5255 55 74 38 16
E-mail: christianvaldelievre@mac.com

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
   
Director: Fernando Eimbcke
Screenplay: Fernando Eimbcke
Dir. of Photography: Alexis Zabé
Music: Alejandro Rosso
Editor: Mariana Rodriguez
Producer: Christian Valdeliévre
Production: Cinepantera koprodukce/co-production Lulu Producciones
Cast: Enrique Arreola, Diego Catano, Daniel Miranda, Danny Perea
Contact: Funny Balloons, Cinepantera
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