The Main 4 Sat, Apr 22, 2017 11:45 AM
The Main 2 Sat, Apr 29, 2017 11:50 AM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Childish Films
Women and Film
Tags:Women Directors
Family Drama
Voice Category:Take Me Away
Release Year:2017
Runtime:96 min
Print Source:FiGa Films
Director:Maria Novaro
Producer:María Novaro
Pamela Guinea
Cinematographer:Gerardo Barroso
Lisa Tillinger
Screenwriter:María Novaro
Editor:María Novaro
Principal Cast:Jacinta Chávez de León
Aranza Bañuelos
Julio Suástegu
Alondra Gómez
Filmography:Lola ('89)
Danzón ('91)
El jardín del Edén ('94)
Leaving No Trace ('00)
The Good Herbs ('10)


Seven year-old Dylan moves with his family to the small village of Barra de Potosi on the Mexican Pacific Coast where they are embraced by a close-knit community living on the white sandy beach. Using his iPad for a school project, Dylan learns about Sir Francis Drake’s bounty from 400 years ago. He and his new friends are certain that if they find the right map and ‘the X’, they’ll recover pirate treasure. The kids’ leisurely expedition includes many enviable distractions: a baby sea turtles hatch, playful hermit crabs, local music, a wildlife refuge, family meals at a beach cafe. When they finally boat out to find Drake’s treasure, they discover something even more valuable.

Tesoros is a film for children, parents and grandparents that celebrates the magical, imaginative experiences of childhood and the experience of living in a natural paradise rich with culture.

Recommended for age 7+

Director’s Biography

María Novaro: María Novaro was born in Mexico City in 1951, and studied film at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Her debut feature film Lola screened at the Berlinale in 1991. Her second feature Danzón ('91) premiered at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes and brought her international recognition.