Well into their 30s, Juan Nuñez (Gael García Bernal) and Benjamín Wilson (Leonardo Ortizgris) still can’t seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents’ homes. Instead, they wallow in comfortable limbo in the district of Satélite, Mexico City’s version of an American suburb. On a fateful Christmas Eve, however, they decide it’s finally time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in all of Mexican history, looting the country’s iconic National Anthropology Museum.
“An endlessly entertaining, challenging investigation of history that confirms Ruizpalacios’ status as the next big thing in Mexican cinema.” – Bradley Warren, Playlist
Inspired by true events, and shot on never-before-filmed locations in Mexico, Museo is a sardonic cautionary tale that underscores the old adage: you don’t know what you have until you lose it. Also starring Alfredo Castro and Simon Russell Beale, this gorgeously shot, entertainingly involving comedy/drama is director/co-writer Alonso Ruizpalacios’s second feature, following his award-winning Güeros. (Dir. by Alonso Ruizpalacios, 2018, Mexico, in English and Spanish with English subtitles, 128 mins., Not Rated)