Chicago premiere! Film Series : Hola Mexico 2016

The Similars

Los Parecidos

2015, Isaac Ezban, Mexico, 89 min. With Luis Alberti, Carmen Beato.

Show Times

  • Fri, Oct 28th 8:00pm
  • Mon, Oct 31st 6:00pm

“Just when you think you’ve got a handle on what’s happening, out goes the proverbial rug…a perverse pleasure.” — Shane Scott-Travis, Taste of Cinema

A dark and stormy night at an isolated regional bus station sets the stage for earthbound sci fi in a Twilight Zone vein, when worldwide acid rainfall triggers some alarming mutations. For director Ezban (THE INCIDENT), the familiar framework is just the setup for a surreal story that veers into satire, politics, social comment and absurdity without ever forfeiting the delicious sense of dread engendered by the pounding rain, the ominously empty terminal and a muted color palette. A mild-mannered mining engineer desperate to reach his wife who’s giving birth, a pregnant woman escaping an abusive husband, a taciturn ticket agent, and a mother with a seemingly disabled child are soon forced to look at each other with new eyes. In Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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