Cochochi Scene 1Cochochi
Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas

Mexico, Drama, 2007
87 min, 35mm, Color
Tarahumara with English subtitles
Thursday April 24, 7 PM
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

All audiences

Evaristo and Tony, indigenous brothers from northwest Mexico, have just graduated from elementary school. They are contemplating their next move, when their grandfather offers them an assignment: to deliver medicine to a remote community. They accept, steal his horse for transport, and set off on their journey. However, the brothers soon lose their way and their horse, and wander desperately into the forest to look for it. Tony and Evaristo embark on separate adventures, as desperation begins to set in; whatever happens, they cannot return without their grandfather’s horse.

Laura Amelia Guzmán was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in 1980. After studying cinematography at the International Film and Television School in Cuba, she went on to direct a number of internationally acclaimed documentaries and shorts. Her husband, Israel Cárdenas, was born in 1980 in Monterrey, Mexico. After participating in several film workshops, he set up Blueberry Films in 2001 to produce video clips, commercials, documentaries and shorts. Cochochi is their first feature.


Producers: Pablo Cruz, Donald K. Ranvaud
Production Company: Canana, Buena Onda
Screenwriters: Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
Cinematographers: Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel Cárdenas
Editors: Yibrán Asuad, Israel Cárdenas
Music by: Lynn Fainchtein
Cast: Luis Antonio Lerma Torres, Evaristo Corpus Lerma, José Ignacio Torres Rodríguez, José Ángel Torres Rodríguez, Luis Alfredo Villalobos Nevares, Cristóbal Nevares, Juan Nevares, Manuela Torres, Luis Marcial Bernardino Torres, María Rosa Rodríguez, Silverio Villalobos