Dos Estaciones

Dir. Juan Pablo González, 2022, 99 min


Rhynsburger Theatre Thu, Mar 3 7:00 PM
Missouri Theatre Sat, Mar 5 7:15 PM
Willy Wilson @ Ragtag Sun, Mar 6 12:00 PM
Film Info
Original Language:Spanish


The Dos Estaciones tequila factory in Atotonilco el Alto is struggling to keep its doors open. Faced with a plague decimating the agave plant essential to the artisanal production process and with foreign competitors breathing down her neck, the factory’s owner, María García, refuses to go down without a fight. A stoic figure at the heart of the community, her pride precludes her from accepting any help until she meets a young woman, Rafaela. A slow-burning tension builds between the women as the extent of the factory’s trouble is slowly revealed. Sublimely composed static shots allow their interactions to unfold, and subtext is revealed through subtle gestures and loaded glances. Lead actress Teresa Sánchez is supported by a cast of non-actors from the region playing fictionalized versions of themselves to embody this story of globalization and the changing landscape of Jalisco. (CT)