Mexican film Museo, directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios (Güeros) starring Gael García Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris, Alfredo Castro, and Simon Russell Beale is coming to U.S. theaters this September. The Winner of the Silver Bear fo Best Screenplay at the last edition of the Berlin Film Festival opens on Friday, September 14 at the Angelika Film Center and The Landmark at 57 West in New York City, followed by Los Angeles and other cities.
Hailed as "an endlessly entertaining, challenging investigation of history that confirms Ruizpalacios' status as the next big thing in Mexican cinema" (The Playlist), inspired by true events, and shot on never-before filmed locations in Mexico, Museo is a sardonic cautionary tale that underscores the old adage: you don't know what you have until you lose it.
Well into their 30s, Juan Nuñez (Gael García Bernal) and Benjamín Wilson (Leonardo Ortizgris) still can't seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents' homes. Instead, they wallow in comfortable limbo in the district of Satelite, Mexico City's version of an American suburb. On a fateful Christmas Eve, however, they decide it's finally time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in all of Mexican history, looting the country's iconic National Anthropology Museum.