20th Century Women
Sole and Ana make a pact: they will never exchange their racing bicycles for a polluting, warm car. Their friends Frank, Gato and Lou are also married to their BMX: nothing is more important than stunts and night-time street races. In Sole’s grandmother’s garden, the girls find some old cars with, in one of the boots, a gruesome find that is a wake-up call. While they realise a secret dream by using one of the cars as an ‘Uber’ taxi, their friendship is also put to the test.
Hernández Cordón already has an impressive oeuvre of contemporary, unpolished films that do not shy away from being shocking while also being infectiously funny. After filming in Guatemala and Mexico he moved on to Costa Rica, where in the capital San José he again found a great cast of amateur actors, more convincing than many professionals. In his sixth feature, Hernández Cordón combines elements from their lives with his own impressive imagination.