BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire
Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Lake Tahoe
Mexico / 2008 / 85 min
DIRECTOR:
Fernando Eimbcke
A charming story of a young man's attempt to procure auto parts in the Mexican countryside

In an attempt to leave the stifling boredom and nothingness of his small hometown in the Mexican countryside, fourteen-year-old Juan crashes the family car. The damage is negligible, but seeing as the car is the last gift he ever got from his recently deceased father, making the car run again becomes Juan's number one priority. However, the one spare part he needs to get the car up and running proves to be much harder to get a hold of than he thought.

LAKE TAHOE is a slow-moving humorous drama which won two awards at this years Berlin International Film Festival.

Fernando Eimbcke

Fernando Eimcke was born (1970) and raised in Mexico City, and studied film at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He started his career as a director of short films, music videos and other commercial assignments before making his feature film debut with DUCK SEASON in 2004, screened at BIFF the same year. The film was positively received and won several awards at film festivals all around the world. LAKE TAHOE is his second feature film.