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Güeros review – smart debut with a cheeky, eccentric dash

This moody and seductive black-and-white road movie from Mexico has won a string of festival awards. It’s a meandering, self-circling tale that never looks anything less than gorgeous

Maybe there’s more style than substance here, and maybe more studenty cinephilia than either. But what flair, what humour, what eccentric dash – with a bit of Spike Lee and a bit more of Jim Jarmusch. This debut feature in moody black-and-white from 37-year-old Mexican film-maker Alonso Ruizpalacios comes to the UK having won a string of festival awards. It’s seductive and cheekily self-indulgent: a meandering, self-circling road movie that never looks anything other than gorgeous. Tomás (Sebastián Aguirre) is a lairy teen who has driven his single mum mad with stress.

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