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Dos estaciones

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Canadian Premiere

Juan Pablo González’s first narrative feature tackles the desolate effects of globalization on culture, tradition, and a generations-led tequila industry. Teresa Sánchez delivers a powerfully restrained performance about a steely and determined factory owner in Mexico fighting an uphill battle against nature, chance, and the impending global takeover of the local economy. Knowledgeable, magnanimous, and full of pride in both her craft and societal status, María Garcia (Sánchez) slowly reveals her loneliness, longing, and leashed passion while single-mindedly focused on saving her family’s legacy. Shot with the immediacy of a documentary but beautifully framed and elegantly composed in its cinematography, Dos estaciones is steeped in the specificity of Jalisco and the hypnotic rhythms of tequila-making. Winner of a Special Jury Award for acting at Sundance and the True Vision Award at the True/False Film Festival.

It’s rare when a debut feature strikes the perfect balance of ingredients, and especially rare when it does so in a distinctive and memorable way.”—Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter

 World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award: Acting (Teresa Sánchez), Sundance 2022; True Vision Award, True/False 2022


Teresa Sánchez, Rafaela Fuentes, Manuel García-Rulfo, José Galindo

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In Spanish with English subtitles

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99 min
Award Winners Drama LGBTQIA2S+

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Executive Producer

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Juan Pablo González headshot, Dos Estaciones director

Juan Pablo González

Juan Pablo González is a Mexican director whose work spans fiction and nonfiction. His debut short film, The Solitude of Memory (2014), received the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary Short at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival. Dos estaciones is his feature-length debut and it had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. He was a fellow of the Fund for Culture and Arts in Mexico (FONCA) and was awarded the 2021 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise. González is the co-director of the Film Directing program at the California Institute of the Arts.