El Comienzo del tiempo

Directed by Bernardo Arellano

Antonio and Bertha, a couple in their 90s living in Mexico City, experience extreme financial hardship when social security pensions are suspended during a crisis. Apparently abandoned by their children, they resort to hawking street food, selling their belongings, and even stealing. Things change when their son Jonas and grandson Paco, absent for over a decade, appear unexpectedly once again. The leitmotif imagery of clocks, watches and snails underline themes of mortality and the passage of time; a wonderfully moving and inspiring film that will very likely make you laugh and cry, but definitely leave you smiling.

Also screening as part of our Adult Study Session on Sun 2 Apr. More info here.

110 minutes

Translated title:
The Beginning of Time


Full English

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This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time