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Days of Grace


Director: Everardo Gout Country: Mexico/France 2011 128 mins Thriller/Action Spanish with English subtitles Cast: Tenoch Huerta, Kristyan Ferrer, Dolores Heredia, Carlos Bardem, Eilen Yañez, Mario Zaragoza, José Sefami

Three soccer world cups (2002, 2006 and 2010) form the backdrop for this gripping, twisting drama set in Mexico City. Lupe Esparza (Tenoch Huerta) is a cop and champion of justice who will stop at nothing to catch his man. While Lupe believes he is working for the right side of the law, a web of corruption, violence and vengeance manifests itself, making him question who he can actually trust.

Doroteo (Kristyan Ferrer) crosses paths with Lupe as a young man in trouble with the law. However, Lupe's punishment does little to deter the boy from being further involved in the violent Mexican underworld later in life, proven when he is involved in the kidnapping of a wealthy businessman.

Days of Grace follows a Tarantino-esque three part structure, with rapid-fire editing and moving handheld camerawork, combined with blasts of period music to create a dynamic energy and excitement.

Days of Grace premiered as a midnight film at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for the Camera d’Or. It also awarded Everardo Gout a nomination for the Mexican Academy of Film’s prestigious Ariel Award for Best First Feature.

  • Nominee -
    2011 Cannes Film Festival – Camera d’Or
  • 2012 Ariel Awards, Mexico – Winner of 8 awards including Best Actor, Best First Work, Best Supporting Actress and nominated for a further 7 awards.
All non-English language films will screen in the festival with English subtitles.