Cine Latino: Leaf Blower


The Main 5 Sat, Nov 12, 2016 6:45 PM
The Main 3 Sun, Nov 13, 2016 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$10.00
Film Info
Original Title:Sopladora de Hojas
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Cine Latino
Bright New Voices
Saturday Night Fiesta
Release Year:2015
Runtime:96 min
Festivals & Awards:Best script - Torino International Film Festival
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Habanero Film Sales
Director:Alejandro Iglesias Mendizabal
Producer:Laura Imperiale
Samuel Sosa
Carlos Sosa
Cinematographer:Luis Montalvo
Screenwriter:Alejandro Iglesias Mendizábal
Luis Montalvo
Editor:Gil Gonzalez Penilla
Composer:Aldo Marroquín
Principal Cast:Alejandro Guerrero S.
Paco Rueda
Fabrizio Santini


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Director Alejandro Iglesias Mendizabal Attending!

Screening with short film Freerunner.

Taking their sweet time getting home from morning soccer practice before facing the reality of a friend’s funeral that evening, best friends Lucas (Fabrizio Santini), Emilio (Paco Rueda), and Ruben (Alejandro Guerrero) spend their afternoon as any group of girl-obsessed, middle-class adolescent boys would: talking smack, dishing it out and engaging in an endless game of one-upsmanship in the funniest, most dude ways imaginable. But when Lucas’s keys go missing after an impulsive dive into a pile of leaves at a local park, the trio set out to recover the missing set, leading to an unpredictable afternoon that will quietly challenge the boy in each of the not-quite-men, as well the sometimes tenuous bonds of their own friendship, in this sharp, bittersweet coming of age comedy.

With beautifully crafted characters whose outwardly simple presentations mask complex inner lives, director Alejandro Iglesias Mendizabal and co-screenwriter/DP Luis Montalvo have crafted a wise, knowing paean to the twilight of childhood and the uncertainties of what comes next. Whether its Lucas’s straining against his girlfriend’s short leash, Emilio’s obsession with a sexy neighbor or the secret Ruben has been hiding from his concerned parents, LEAF BLOWER rings true in its eye for the vagaries of adolescence and is alive with humor, compassion and youthful energy.

Título: Sopladora de Hojas

Lucas, Emilio y Rubén son tres buenos amigos que, tomándose mucho más tiempo del necesario para volver a casa luego de la práctica de futbol, hacen lo que cualquier grupo de jóvenes de clase media obsesionado por jovencitas suele hacer: hablar tonterías, criticarse, envalentonarse en la rivalidd más graciosa y estereotípica posible. Pero cuando se pierden las llaves de Lucas y el trio se embarca en una aventura impredecible, esta aguda y agridulce comedia del pasaje a la adultez va a desafiar sutilmente al niño en cada uno de estos aun-no-hombres, y también a los ocasionalmente tenues lazos de su amistad.


"It's more of a laugh-packed drama with well-developed characters whose sense of humor might be childish but whose characterizations are anything but."- The Hollywood Reporter

Screening with Short Film

2016 | 4 min | Documentary | USA | English

A boy struggles with depression, and his only way to fight it is to get from Point A to Point B as fast as possible.

Director(s): Michael Escobar | School: Lynn Classical