Y tu mamá también

  • 101'
  • Mexico
  • 2001
The lives of Julio and Tenoch, like most seventeen-year-old-boys, are shaped by hormones, friendship and their headlong rush into adulthood. The two friends encounter a 28-year-old woman and invite her on a trip to 'paradise' on earth, the most beautiful beach Boca del Cielo (heaven's mouth). They just don't know where exactly that is. Love, jealousy, friendship, adulthood, everything is questioned in the journey of this unusual trio.Maribel Verdu delivers a very strong performance has a vulnerable woman driven by a hidden urgency. The Mexican-born and New York-based Cuarón says of his fourth feature film: 'We tried to observe the social context in as much detail as the observation of the characters' behaviour.'The film had the biggest opening for a Mexican film and it broke all box office records for a national film. Pop songs on the soundtrack are also contributing to the great success of this humorous road teen story. Cuarón: 'This is an interesting moment in Mexican cinema, with new film-makers, different and new ways of financing, new theatres and a new audience that has delivered a vote of confidence in Mexican production. Now, it's up to us.'
Director
Alfonso Cuarón
Countries of production
Mexico, USA
Production Year
2001
Festival Edition
IFFR 2002
Length
101'
Medium
35mm
International title
And Your Mother Too
Language
Spanish
Producers
Besame Mucho Pictures, Jorge Vergara, Alfonso Cuarón
Sales
Focus Features
Screenplay
Alfonso Cuarón
Editor
Alfonso Cuarón
Sound Design
José Antonio Garciá
Cast
Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal
Local Distributor
Paradiso Filmed Entertainment (oud)