International Feature Competition

DUCK SEASON (TEMPORADA DE PATOS)

  • Description
  • Winner of six awards at the Guadalajara Film Festival, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Actress, DUCK SEASONS is a flawlessly executed, highly stylized romp from debut writer/director Fernando Eimcke.

    Best friends Flama and Mok are 14 years old. They have everything they need to survive another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, video games, pornographic magazines and pizza delivery. But when the lights go out, strange things start to happen. The electricity company, the Madrid-Manchester game, some chocolate brownies and a horrible painting of ducks break the monotony of this particular Sunday.

    Keeping the tempo lively with fluid editing and stylized direction, Eimbcke elicits exceptionally articulated performances from his young cast, revealing an unforgettable film reveling in the confusion that adolescent love and friendship, loneliness and growing up.

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