Enrique Rivero
Mexico 2008
86 min

Selected examples of a New Cinema

Beto takes care of a large modern house in Mexico City which the owners are hoping to sell. We watch him undertake his daily tasks within the house's four walls and face the challenges of leaving home. For Beto is agoraphobic and only ventures out when he has no choice. His friend Lupe therefore visits him, and the only other person with whom he appears to have regular contact is the house's elderly owner, La Señora, for whom he keeps the house and its gardens spick and span. But sooner or later the house will be sold, and then Beto will need to consider a life away from the security of the only environment he has known for decades.
Enrique Rivero expertly captures the confinement and solitude of Beto's secluded life. Based on the true story of Norberto Coria, whose extraordinary central performance offers a perfect complement to Rivero's terse screenplay, Parque vía (deserved winner of the Golden Leopard at this year's Locarno Festival) presents an assured, distinctive debut from a director to watch in contemporary Mexican cinema.
(Maria Delgado)

  • Nolberto Coria - Beto
  • Nancy Orozco - Lupe
  • Tesalia Huerta - Señora
  • Lorena Vieyra
  • Federico Flores
  • Enrique Rivero
  • Arnau Valls Colomer
  • Alejandro de Icaza
  • Raul Locatelli
  • Javier Ruiz Caldera
  • Alejandro de Icaza
  • Nohemi Gonzalez
  • Nohemi Gonzalez
Una comunion Marte 55, Col. Guerrero 06300 Mexico City, Mexico T 55 5597 00 36 m

Fortissimo Film Van Diemenstraat 200, Suite 100 1013 Amsterdam, Niederlande T 20 627 32 15

35 mm
Related Movies