Temporada de Patos

by Fernando Eimbcke

2004 Selection


Feature Film

Tlatelolco, México D.F.
Sunday, 11 o'clock in the morning,
Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; 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 delivery.
The electricity company, Rita, the neighbor, Ulises, a pizza deliveryman, eleven seconds, the Real Madrid-Manchester game, some chocolate brownies and a horrible painting of ducks, all combine to break the harmony of what promised to be a placid Sunday, and reveal issues such as the parents' divorce, lone­liness, the confusion between adolescent love and friendship, as well as frustration in adult life.
Temporada de patos is a movie that shows that, when the lights go off, we can see the stars.