Open City Documentary Festival

7 – 13 September 2022
in London

Caballerango + Q&A

Location Bertha DocHouse, Director Juan Pablo González, Country Mexico, Duration 61, Previous Festivals & Awards Guadalajara International Film Festival 2019 (Winner: Best Feature Film), Ann Arbor Film Festival 2019, True/False Film Festival 2019, BAMcinemafest 2019 & more., Date Event has passed

After Nando—a young horse-wrangler from a small farming town in the Mexican state of Jalisco—takes his own life, his surviving family and neighbours retrace his final hours, slowly piecing together the events that led to his death. His village is no stranger to tragedy, having witnessed a spate of suicides amongst its young inhabitants in recent years, upon whom the effects of rapid modernisation and ensuing economic hardship have placed particular strain. Juan Pablo González—who himself grew up within the community—patiently recalls the lost through the memories of those they left behind, crafting a quietly devastating study of a grief-stricken town.

Please be advised that this film contains discussion of suicide that some viewers might find distressing.

Screens with:
Las Nubes
Juan Pablo González | 2018 | Mexico, USA | 20’

In the town of Las Nubes, an anonymous rancher recounts how since he stopped measuring time his memory has clouded almost completely. What he does remember with exact precision is the last night he saw his daughter.

Supported by the Embassy of Mexico

UK Premiere

Followed by a Q&A with director Juan Pablo González

Read an essay on Caballerango by Devika Girish