The Mexican film 'Dos Estaciones' premieres in the U.S.
Winner at Sundance and Outfest, the film will premiere in several cities across the United States.
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Set in the bucolic hills of the Altos de Jalisco, Mexican director Juan Pablo González's feature debut tells the story of María García, a 50-year-old businesswoman who owns Dos Estaciones, a top-notch tequila factory that now fights to stay open.
The family manufacturing company is the last remaining of generations of Mexican tequila companies. The rest have been integrated into foreign companies. Maria, who was one of the richest people in the city, knows that her current financial situation is unsustainable.
Willing to do whatever she can to ensure the future of Dos Estaciones, María hires Rafaela as the new factory manager and comes to depend on her to keep the business afloat.
The lines between personal and professional begin to blur, hinting at a romantic interest between the two women, who display ample independence in an industry generally dominated by men. However, when a persistent plague and an unexpected flood cause irreversible damage to the company, María will be forced to do everything possible to save the main economy of the town that is a source of pride for an entire community.
This is the story told by the film Dos Estaciones (Two Seasons), winner of the Special Jury Prize at the World Cinema Competition, Performance at the Sundance Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay at Outfest. The film has also been included as an Official Selection of the San Sebastian Film Festival and has been a favorite at film festivals such as New Directors/New Films in New York and New Horizons.
The cast includes professional and first-time actors and actresses. Ariel-nominated actress Teresa Sánchez plays the role of María. She is joined by Manuel García-Rulfo (known for his roles in the acclaimed Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer, and The Magnificent Seven), and breakout actors Rafaela Fuentes and Tatín Vera.
The Mexican drama will premiere on Friday, Sept. 9 at the IFC Center in New York, and on Sept. 16 at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles. Throughout the month of September, there will also be screenings in Chicago, Seattle, San Diego, Iowa City, Ithaca, Oklahoma City, Nashville, and Washington D.C.