Burros
Donkeys

Odín Salazar Flores

Mexico, Drama/Coming of Age, 2011
90 min, 35mm, Color
Spanish with English subtitles


People tend to forget that donkeys, apart from being stubborn and hard-working, are also characterized by their invaluable ability to carry other people's burdens. Lautaro is a young boy growing up in the inner Guerero State of Mexico during the 40s. After his father is murdered, his mother decides to send him away to live with his aunt, lest the murderers decide to do the same to her son. While Lautaro is sad about being away from his family, he makes an exciting new discovery, as he is introduced for the first time to the world of the spirits. With one foot firmly in the dimension of realism, and the other reaching out to the universe of magic, Burros follows Lautaro in his abrupt coming-of-age journey, as he is forced to carry an inherited responsibility. This award winning film has screened internationally, including receiving commendations for Best Director and Photography from Guadalajara International Film Festival.


US Premiere

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Odin SalazarOdín Salazar Flores was born in Mexico City in 1969. He attended Engineering School for five years before he began studying film at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos (CUEC) at the National University of Mexico (UNAM), where he majored as in film direction in 2000. Since 2001 he worked as 1AD in several films, documentaries and TV series.




Producer: Elsa Reyes García
Production Companies: IMCINE, Burros Films
Screenwriter: Odín Salazar Flores
Cinematographer: Alejandro Cantú
Editor: Pedro Jiménez
Sound Design: Pablo Tamez
Cast: Abimael Orozco, Leticia Gutierrez, Alfredo Herrera

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