DUCK SEASON (2005) - Deadpan Season

  • dir. FERNANDO EIMBCKE
  • cast. ENRIQUE ARREOLA, DIEGO CATAÑO, DANIEL MIRANDA, DANNY PEREA
  • year. 2005
  • country. MEXICO
  • run-time. 90min
  • rating. 15

£5.00 (£3.50 concs.)

Doors: 6.30pm - Film 7pm


Flama and Moko are fourteen years old. Best friends since childhood, they have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: videogames, porn magazines, soft drinks, pizza delivery and an apartment without parents. But between a voluptuous neighbor, a pizza deliveryman, football and chocolate brownies, the harmony of what promised to be a placid Sunday is disrupted, and issues such as divorce, loneliness, and the confusion between love and friendship start to come to the surface.

Evoking the gently comic work of Jim Jarmusch, Mexican director Fernando Eimbcke (Lake Tahoe, Club Sandwich)'s first film is a profoundly moving and insightful meditation on restless adolescence, friendship, sexuality and familial strife.

A subtle, multi-layered black comedy... perfectly paced and beautifully played... delicious evidence of the reviving fortunes of Latin American cinema
— Time Out
I fell in love immediately. Well, not immediately, because the first 10, 15 minutes, I was jealous about it. I was hating this guy because [I thought], ‘I should have done this movie.’ The film is very deceptive because it could look like something very simple but it’s a very complex film
— Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity, Y Tu Mama Tambien)

Also showing in this season: Katzelmacher, Stranger than Paradise, Drifting Clouds, Songs from the Second Floor