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The Empty Hours (2014)

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Written & directed by Aarón Fernández Lesur ("Used Parts"). On the desolated coast of Veracruz, Mexico, 17-year-old Sebastián takes over running his uncle's small & cozy rent-by-the-hour motel. There all by himself much of the time, he meets Miranda, a regular customer who comes to the motel to meet a lover who always keeps her waiting. There together with time to kill, Sebastián and Miranda begin to get to know each other, and an ambiguous game of seduction begins between them. Official selection of the 2013 San Sebastian Film Festival.(c) Strand

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Cast

Kristyan Ferrer
as Sebastián
Adriana Paz
as Miranda
Mayra Batalla
as Mamá de Jacinto
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Critic Reviews for The Empty Hours

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

Fernandez is astute in the way he fills the empty hours on screen. He sets a slow steady rhythm and embraces lingering shots and long silences to catch the way the days are lazy about unfolding, especially for Sebastian.

July 18, 2014 | Full Review…

The movie has a small story but a big theme; the theme being experience, and it conveys the emotions and moods of its characters by taking things nice and slow.

July 11, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This second feature by the Mexican director Aarón Fernández is a delight.

July 10, 2014 | Full Review…

Eventually you begin to wonder what these series of standstill moments represent.

July 10, 2014 | Full Review…
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A studied, coming-of-age narrative that makes a familiar tale sing.

July 8, 2014 | Full Review…

Aarón Fernández captures one of the most heartening elements of sex: that it doesn't always oblige our rules or expectations.

July 6, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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