Best of the Fests

DOS ESTACIONES

Directed by Juan Pablo González

Mexico, 2021, 1h 39min, DCP, In Spanish with English Subtitles

Best of the Fests

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Pricing

General Public
$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

Student discount: $4 off (only available at the box office with valid student ID)

CRITIC’S PICK. “Striking… at once specific and expansive, DOS ESTACIONES can be described several ways: as a drama, a character study, a meditative exploration of the ravages of globalization.”
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

“Achingly human and disarmingly beautiful… It is Sánchez’s mesmerizing performance, first and foremost, that anchors the entire movie”
—RogerEbert.com

“Outstanding… A remarkable achievement”
—Gay City News

AFS-supported filmmaker Juan Pablo González is making a name for himself in the global cinema scene with his unique take on poetic, immersive docu-fiction. His first narrative feature is the story of a family-owned tequila distillery in Jalisco overseen by a very hands-on chief, Señora María, played with powerful restraint by Teresa Sánchez. For much of the running time we watch the ins and outs of tequila distillation – a fascinating and photogenic process – even as we are made aware of certain existential challenges facing the business. When a younger woman with more modern ideas about marketing arrives on the scene, Señora María is rocked to her core by surprising new feelings.

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