Yo is a child in a huge and strong man’s body. He has grown normally physically, but mentally he lags behind. He lives with his mother, who runs a roadside restaurant. Others say that Yo has special powers: he supposedly has visions of the future and could help someone who sits in a wheelchair to walk again.
This loose adaptation of a short story by the French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio has an unusual narrative structure. In an unemphatic way, Meyer juxtaposes scenes from present, past and future. He also makes sparing use of a voice-over in which Yo tells his story. We see for instance how he befriends 11-year-old Elena, who releases new feelings in him with an innocent kiss. And how he gradually starts doing more adult things, such as getting drunk in a karaoke bar. It all leads to a drastic event which gives the film an oppressive mood. Raúl Silva Gómez, a student in everyday life, provides an impressive portrayal of the leading character.


Filmmaker
Matías Meyer
Country
Mexico
Year
2015
Medium
DCP
Length
80’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Julio Bárcenas, Matías Meyer
Production Company
Axolote Cine
Sales
FiGa Films
Writer
Matías Meyer
Cinematography
Gerardo Barroso Alcalá
Editor
León Felipe Gonzalez
Production Design
Nohemi Gonzalez
Sound Design
Alejandro De Icaza
Music
Galo Durán, Chac Moola
Cast
Ignacio Rojas, Elizabeth Mendoza, Raúl Silva