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Buy Me a Gun

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Julio Hernández Cordón

Country: Colombia, Mexico
Language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: Cómprame un revólver

Running Time: 84min
Film Year: 2018
Category: HBO Ibero-American Feature Film Award, Knight Marimbas Award

A retelling of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that plays both with gender and the notion of adventure tales, Buy Me a Gun is set in the near-future of Mexico where women are disappearing and children are being abducted with frightening impunity. A young girl named Huck wears a mask to hide her gender as she helps her dad, a tormented addict, take care of an abandoned baseball camp in service to a gang of narcos who use it for recreational purposes. With the help of her friends, a group of lost boys who have the power of camouflaging themselves in the windy desert, Huck has to fight to overcome her reality and to defeat the local capo.

All given a hallucinatory texture by director Julio Hernández Cordón’s famously stunning visual inventiveness, Buy Me a Gun creates a dark world where fear rules and violence is routine.


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Director: Julio Hernández Cordón
Producer: Rafael Ley, María José Córdova, Rodrigo S. González, Diana Bustamante, Jorge Forero, Julio Hernández Cordón
Screenwriter: Julio Hernández-Cordón
Production Company: Woo Films

Music: Alberto Torres
Cinematographer: Nicolás Wong
Editor: Lenz Mauricio Claure

Cast: Matilde Hernández Guinea, Rogelio Sosa, Sostenes Rojas, Wallace Pereyda, Ángel Leonel Corral, Ángel Rafael Yanez, Mariano Sosa, Jhoan Martínez

Julio Hernández Cordón

Julio Hernández Cordón is a Meso-American filmmaker currently based in Mexico, where he is a member of the prestigious Sistema Nacional de Creadores. His feature film Marimbas from Hell (2010) won the Knight Competition Award at the 2011 Miami Film Festival and served as the inspiration for the name of the Festival’s new top award in 2019, the Marimbas Award. Other features that have played as official selections of the Miami Film Festival include Gasolina (2008), Polvo (2012), and I Promise You Anarchy (2015). His latest feature, Buy Me a Gun (2018), premiered at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.