La extinción de los dinosaurios / The Extinction of the Dinosaurs

A film by Luis Ayhllón

This film was screened as a part of the 2016 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF19)



Mexico, Comedy/Drama, 2015
98 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles

Hugo has terminal cancer and needs easy money. For that reason, he wants to sell his house to Paco, an old friend who had an affair with his wife thirty years ago. Paco wants to buy the house, but he doesn’t have a penny. Therefore he suggests committing a robbery. Through constant lies, ruminations on life, and a porn-actor sidekick, Hugo and Paco lead the audience on a hilarious caper.

Regional Premiere

About the director

Luis AyhllonLuis Ayhllón is one of the most accomplished playwrights from Mexico, having won numerous awards. He has premiered 15 plays in Mexico and Latin America. His film work includes the script for the feature film CAJA NEGRA, which screened at the Festival Internacional de Cine Guadalajara 2009. He also worked on the script and production of the short film INSTRUCCIONES PARA ACABAR CON LA NEUROSIS, which was presented in the Short Film Corner of Cannes. LA EXTINCIÓN DE LOS DINOSAURIOS is his first feature film.



Producer: Mónica Gorbea
Production Companies: Goliat Films, FOPROCINE, Canal 22
Screenwriter: Luis Ayhllón
Cinematographer: Iván Hernández González
Editor: Diego Cohen, Roberto Bolado
Sound Design: Miguel Molina
Music: Carlo Ayhllón
Cast: Enrique Muñoz, Gastón Melo, Alberto Agnesi

Print Source: Lariza Melo Preciado – IMCINE,