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Año bisiesto (Leap Year)

A film by Michael Rowe

2010, Mexico

 

 

Presented as part of the Cine Las Americas Signature Series at the Alamo Drafthouse

Winner of the “Camera d’Or” Prize for Best First Film at the Cannes Film Festival.


Año bisiesto (Leap Year)
Dir. Michael Rowe

 

Mexico, Drama, 2010
92 min. 35mm, Color
Starring Monica del Carmen, Gustavo Sanchez Parra, and Marco Zapata

In Spanish with English subtitles

Winner of the “Camera d’Or” Prize for Best First Film at the Cannes Film Festival.

February 28, 7 PMBuy tickets

Alamo Drafthouse Ritz 320 East 6th Street [Map]

Presented as part of the Cine Las Americas Signature Series
at the Alamo Drafthouse


Laura is 25 years old.  She’s a journalist, she’s single and lives in a small apartment in Mexico City.  After a series of short-lived affairs, Laura meets Arturo.  After the first time they make love, she is left deeply unsettled.  They embark on an intense and passionate sexual relationship, in which pleasure, pain and love merge.  As days go by which Laura conscientiously crosses out in a calendar, her secret past resurfaces, pushing Arturo to the limit. 

Laura tiene 25 años. Es periodista, está soltera y vive en un pequeño apartamento en México D.F. Después de una larga serie de aventuras amorosas sin futuro, conoce a Arturo. La primera vez que hacen el amor, ella queda profundamente conmovida. Entonces comienza una relación intensa, apasionada y sexual en la que se mezclan el placer, el dolor y el amor. Pasan los días, que Laura tacha uno a uno en un calendario, y el pasado de la mujer vuelve a surgir, acosando a Arturo.

About Michael Rowe

Australian director living in Mexico. He studied English and post colonial literature at La Trobe University, he is the author of three stage sctipts: “Impudence and Innocence,” “Reprise For Godot,” and “Sexual Harassment.” He is the winner of the Melbourne Fringe Festival Poetry Prize. In 2005 he wins the Mexican Film Instituion Stimulus program for writers with his script “Naturalezas Muertas.” “Ano Bisiesto” is the director’s feature film debut, a powerful sex drama about a captivating crude painful love story.


Screenplay By Michael Rowe And Lucia Carreras
Produced By Edher Campos And Luis Salinas
Co-Producers Olga Gonzales And Gustavo Campos
Executive Producer Martina Gusman
First Assistant Director Rodrigo Bello Noble
Director Of Photography Juan Manuel Sepulveda
Sound By Antonio Diego
Sound Designer Miguel Angel Molina Gutierrez
Edited By Oscar Figueroa Jara
Art Director Alisarine Ducolomb





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February 28, 7 PM

Alamo Drafthouse Ritz 320 East 6th Street [Map]

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