Minimalist deadpan comedy, that could rightly be called an ode to de-stressing. 16-year-old Juan has fled his home in his parents’ car, but following an accident gets stranded on an abandoned road, just outside his hometown. He then goes in search of help – in particular a new distributor cap. He meets a lot of different people, including the old mechanic Don Heber and his dog; a young punk mother, Lucia, and spare-parts dealer and martial-arts fanatic David. Their common credo: take it easy!
Director Eimbcke rounds out his characters using small, often absurd anecdotes. Beneath the humour, a real coming-of-age-drama lurks, however.
Some years ago, Fernando Eimbcke portrayed a languid Sunday in one of
Tuesday 17 August, 04.00 PM, Rialto
Wednesday 18 August, 10.00 PM, Rialto