New Directors Competition
Rodrigo is an introverted 13-year-old who spends much of his time alone —except when he is with his mother, Valeria, who happens to be his best friend, his protector, and his entire world. Rodrigo believes their relationship is intimate and anchored in trust, until one morning he wakes up to a stranger in the house: Fernando, his mother’s new boyfriend, who had spent the night. Immediately Rodrigo’s domain is completely disrupted, and he is left with no choice but to fight back and reconstruct the solace he once had.
Presented at Sundance Film Festival.
Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson
Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson, Raúl Sebastián Quintanilla
María Sarasvati Herrera
Ernesto Martínez Bucio
Adrián Rossi, Sophie Alexander-Katz, Fabián Corres
Alejandro Cortés Rubiales
Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica, A.C., Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad-Foprocine, Imcine
Born in Mexico City in 1987. He graduated from the CCC Film Training Center with the short film Australia (2016). Patterson wrote and directed the shorts Paradisio (2013), Arreglo Napolitano (2020) and We All Want to Sleep (part of the collective film La Danza de las Fieras, 2017). He also co-directed the documentary Bad Hombres (2020).