AÑO UÑA

MATERIALS

DOCUMENTATION

PHOTOS

JONAS CUARON

2007 || Mexico-USA || 90 mins || 35mm || Color & B&W || in English, Spanish ||

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Venice 07 - Critics Week, San Sebastian

SYNOPSIS

An impossible romance between Molly, a 21-year-old American, and Diego, a Mexican in the throes of puberty. Molly travels to Mexico, where she rents a room in Diego’s house. A close relationship immediately develops between the two. Diego, who had previously been consumed by desire for his cousin Emilia, redirects his obsession after Molly arrives. Molly enjoys Diego’s flirtations, finding the attention and respect missing from her relationships with boyfriends. The relationship continues to grow until Molly returns to New York. Diego decides to run away to New York and win Molly’s heart, whose tenderness for Diego has turned into attraction.
By superimposing this fictional story over the real moments depicting actress Eireann Harper and her experience as a foreigner in Mexico, of actor Diego Cataño entering puberty, birthdays and funerals, hospitals, animal surgeries, his grandfather Salvador falling ill with cancer and his death, Jonas Cuaron discovered the film’s theme: the passage of time and the importance of things.

CAST

Eireann HARPER, Diego CATAÑO