The movie

Dos Estaciones

Length: 99 min
Country: Frankrijk, Mexico, Verenigde Staten
Language spoken: Spanish
Language subtitles: English
Director: Juan Pablo González
Release date: 2022


A fascinating and beautifully acted look behind the scenes at a struggling Mexican tequila factory, Juan Pablo González’s debut captured the Special Jury Prize for acting at the Sundance festival’s World Dramatic competition for Teresa Sánchez’s performance. She plays Maria, the respected owner of the Dos Estaciones tequila factory, which has been in her family for generations and provided employment for numerous locals. But now, economics and a form of blight have left the factory in dire trouble…

‘It’s rare when a debut feature strikes the perfect balance of ingredients, and especially rare when it does so in a distinctive and memorable way. Writer-director Juan Pablo González achieves precisely this in Dos Estaciones… a vivid portrait of a place and its people, an unsentimental ode to the art and craft of tequila-making, a damning depiction of the results of globalizing economic policies, and an exquisite character study.’—Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter