Directed by: Alonso Ruizpalacios
2018 | Mexico | 128 minutes
Friday, January 18, 2019, 7pm
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 3pm
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 7pm
A Mexico City suburb, circa mid-1980s: A motley pair of underachievers (Gael Garcia Bernal and Leonardo Ortizgris) pull themselves away from video games long enough to hatch a scheme – a Christmas Eve museum heist to remove priceless ancient Mexican artifacts that are so unmistakable, they prove impossible to fence. Inspired by the true story of the largest heist in Mexico’s history and shot in the never-before-filmed National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.
"If you're going to pick history's pocket to tell a shaggy-dog story of distant fathers, weak sons and friendship so steadfast it can withstand even the bad weather of one's worst ideas, you better do it with movements this deft and fingers this light." - Jessica Kiang, Variety
"Museo is in part a caper film, a heist film, and while it leans on such classics as Topkapi and Rififi the robbery has its own signature and is done in a visual style that's hypnotic." - John Anderson, Wall Street Journal