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POLVO / POWDER
Saturday, April 4, 6:00pm
Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18
Mexico, 2019, 1 hr 28mins
Producers: Eamon O’Farrill, Mónica Lozano, Carlos Meza Yázpik, José María Yázpik
Director: José Maria Yázpίk
Writers: Alejandro Ricaño, José Maria Yázpίk
Cinematographer: Tonatiuh Martίnez Valdez
Editor: Miguel Schverfinger
Cast: José María Yázpik, Mariana Treviño, Adrián Vázquez, Carlos Valencia, Guillermo Nava, Irineo Álvarez, Manuel Poncelis, Angélica Aragón, Jesús Ochoa, Joaquín Cosío, Carlos Olalla
In Spanish with English subtitles
Set in 1982 in the Baja Peninsula, the directorial debut by renowned actor José María Yazpik (Narcos, I’m So Excited) tells the story of El Chato, a man who had left his idyllic and remote hometown of San Ignacio in hopes of becoming a Hollywood star. Ten years later, a shipment of cocaine is mistakenly dumped in the village. The Tijuana mafia enlists El Chato to retrieve the supply; if he doesn’t, the entire community will be in danger. Upon his return home, he is faced with the possibility of reuniting with his family, and the love of his life, and the son he didn’t know he had. With an impressive ensemble cast featuring Mariana Treviño, Angélica Aragón, Jesús Ochoa, Joaquín Cosio, and the director himself, Polvo is a potent and finely-written comedy offering a clever twist on the narco narratives of recent Mexican cinema.
Official Selection, Morelia International Film Festival, 2019
Winner, Best Actress in a Mexican Film, Morelia International Film Festival, 2019
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