dir. Nicolás Pereda




Luisa and Gabino visit their parents in a mining town in the north of Mexico. Their father’s only interest in them is sparked by Luisa’s actor boyfriend when he acts out the role of a narco kingpin. To cope with family tensions, Gabino imagines a parallel reality of detectives and organized crime. The latest feature from Mexican-Canadian auteur Nicolás Pereda is a sly, comedic take on how violence in Mexico has infiltrated popular imagination.

Written, directed, edited and produced by: Nicolás Pereda Cinematography: Mariel Baqueiro Camera assistant: Ilana Coleman Location sound: Pablo Cervera Post Sound: Kevin T. Allen Gaffer: Carlos Rasta Quiróz Production assistant: Jesús Fernando Martínez Torres Wardrobe: Rossana Rodríguez Songs: Teresita Sánchez Associate producers: Julia Arnaut, Catalina Pereda, Pedro García Catering: Francisca Silva Cast: Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez, Luisa Pardo Úrias, Francisco Barreiro, Teresita Sánchez, José Rodríguez López, Mariana Villegas, Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, Extras: Aarón Velázquez, Brandon Medina

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Ficción, 70 min.

Nicolás Pereda

(México D. F., 1982) Nicolas Pereda is a filmmaker whose work explores the everyday through fractured and elliptical narratives using fiction and documentary tools. He often collaborates with the theater collective Lagartijas tiradas al sol and actress Teresita Sánchez. His work has been the subject of more than 30 retrospectives worldwide in venues such as Anthology Film Archive, Pacific Film Archive, Jeonju International Film Festival and TIFF Cinematheque. He has also presented his films in most major international film festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, and Toronto, as well as in galleries and museums like the Reina Sofía in Madrid, the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the Guggenheim and MoMA in New York. In 2010 he was awarded the Premio Orizzonti at the Venice Film Festival.


  • Fauna - 2020
  • Mi piel, luminosa / My Skin, Luminous - 2019
  • Historias de dos que soñaron / Tales of Two Who Dreamt - 2016 * Co-directed w/ Andrea Bussmann
  • Minotauro / Minotaur - 2015
  • Los ausentes - 2014
  • El palacio / The Palace - 2013
  • Matar extraños / Killing Strangers * Co-directed w/ Jacob Schulsinger - 2013
  • Los mejores temas / Greatest Hits - 2012
  • Verano de Goliat / Summer of Goliath - 2010
  • Todo, en fin, el silencio lo ocupaba / All Things Were Now Overtaken by Silence - 2010
  • Perpetuum Mobile - 2009
  • Entrevista con la tierra / Interview with the Earth - 2009
  • Juntos - 2009
  • ¿Dónde están sus historias? / Where Are Their Stories? – 2007

Festivales y Premios

  • Toronto International Film Festival – TIFF Wavelenghts 2020
  • San Sebastian – Zabaltegi-Tabakalera 2020
  • New York Film Festival – Currents 2020
  • Festival de Cine de Morelia – Competencia 2020


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