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SFFILM Festival


Directed by Nicolás Pereda

Mexico | Fiction | 70

Ticket buyers and pass holders to this event will have access to stream the film within the indicated window of time. Views must be completed within 24 hours of starting. Viewing of the film is restricted geographically to the US only. The Q&A with cast and crew will play following the film credits. Visit our FAQ for more info.


Film Available to Stream

Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST


Luisa and Paco are actors visiting her dysfunctional family when the need for better booze prompts a trip to a nearby bar. When Paco is recognized as an actor from Narcos: Mexico and asked to improvise a scene, the stage is set for Pereda to wryly explore issues of representation and performance. A noirish side narrative, taken from the book Luisa’s brother is reading, adds a sly subtext to the main storyline.

Director Nicolás Pereda

Nicolás Pereda is a filmmaker whose work explores the everyday through fractured and elliptical narratives using fiction and documentary tools. He often collaborates with the theater collective Lagartijas tiradas al sol and actress Teresita Sánchez. In 2010, he was awarded the Premio Orizzonti at the Venice Film Festival for his film Summer of Goliath. For Fauna, Pereda won the prize for Best Direction of a Mexican Fiction Film at the Morelia International Film Festival. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he is an Assistant Professor of Film & Media at UC Berkeley.

Film Details

Language Spanish

Year 2020

Premiere California

Runtime 70

Country Mexico/Canada

Director Nicolás Pereda

Producer Nicolás Pereda

Executive Producer Nicolás Pereda

Writer Nicolás Pereda

Editor Nicolás Pereda

Cinematographer Mariel Baqueiro

Cast Lázaro Gabino Rodriguez, Luisa Pardo Úrias, Francisco Barreiro