Julio Hernández Cordón, (MX/DE, 2015, 88’) - Language: Spanish, Subtitles: German, English
A mixture of film noir and social drama with many differing styles, Julio Hernández Codrón’s film follows friends and lovers, Miguel and Johnny, through Mexico City. When they are not skating, getting high, or exploring their sexuality, they trade their blood illegally for money. At first they merely “milk” themselves or their acquaintances, but soon greed draws them into a coup with unforeseen consequences. The story takes on a darker poignancy against the backdrop of the repeated disappearances in the film, which sadly reflects reality in Mexico.