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Cuernavaca (2017)

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After his mother dies unexpectedly, Andy moves into the palatial residence of his strict, no-nonsense grandmother (played by frequent Almodóvar collaborator Carmen Maura) in the Mexican suburb of Cuernavaca. He finds comfort and refuge in Charly, the estate's young gardener, who introduces him to an exciting world of danger, risk, and temptation. In this epic coming-of-age story, Andy will navigate the pain and joy that comes with grief, growing up, and finding your identity.

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A melancholy look at a boy adrift.

July 23, 2018 | Full Review…

A film like this relies on the subtlety of its child actor, but Puente is pretty blank-faced and vacant as Andy, which some might read as enigma, but comes off more as flat and lacklustre.

September 1, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Cuernavaca is an uneven movie, but it addresses with tact the issue of a neglected childhood. [Full Review in Spanish]

November 12, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In my opinion, the film's main handicap is that the child protagonist does not manage to channel the emotional torrent of an ineffective script, [Full review in Spanish]

September 30, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Skillfully employing cinematic devices that mesh well with its theme, Cuernavaca unfolds with fluidity and tact, stringing together a series of events that are interspersed with cinematic dream sequences.

November 3, 2018 | Rating: 8 | Full Review…

Honest and lyrical... This is a haunting, evocative exploration of childhood that will be hard to shake.

October 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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