DOS ESTACIONES

Showings

1966 Hall Sun, Sep 18 12:45 PM
1966 Hall Sun, Sep 18 7:30 PM
1925 Hall Mon, Sep 19 5:45 PM
1966 Hall Tue, Sep 20 8:00 PM

Description

Fifty-year-old businesswoman María García (Sánchez), the owner of Dos Estaciones, a once-majestic tequila factory, struggles to keep the company afloat. The factory is the final hold-over from generations of Mexican-owned tequila plants in the highlands of Jalisco, the rest having folded to foreign corporations. Once one of the wealthiest people in town, María knows her current financial situation is untenable. When a persistent plague and an unexpected flood cause irreversible damage, she is forced to do everything she can to save her community’s primary economy and source of pride.

“It’s rare when a debut feature strikes the perfect balance of ingredients, and especially rare when it does so in a distinctive and memorable way. Writer-director Juan Pablo González achieves precisely this in DOS ESTACIONES.” —Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter

“DOS ESTACIONES is as sobering as they come — but it's also a bracingly potent distillation of drama, psychological portraiture and passionate flouting of clichés, both national and sexual.” —Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

“González’s fiction is so indelibly tied to the reality of the place and its inebriating spirit that certain segments of the film (particularly those focused on the painstaking work of making tequila) give the impression of watching an observational documentary.” —Carlos Aguilar, IndieWire