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The Charro of Toluquilla

( El Charro de Toluquilla )

José Villalobos Romero

  • Spanish (with English subtitles); 90 min
Following in the footsteps of cinéma vérité, [José Villalobos] creates a vivid portrait of a man divided.
Latin Times
Morelia IFF
Best Documentary, Audience Award - FIC Guadalajara

Selected at
Tribeca FF

The Charro of Toluquilla - José Villalobos Romero

Mexico, 2016, 90 min
  • Documentary
  • Starring: Cast Agustin Jaime Garcia Dominguez, Analia Garcia Hernandez, Rocio Hernandez, La Paloma, Andrea Dominguez, Ventura Garcia
  • Production: Lupe & Hijos Films

Jaime García appears to be the quintessential macho Mariachi. With a life full of women, alcohol and music, his evenings are spent as a charming, talented troubadour at local watering holes and his days on the ranch, blissfully caring for his beloved horses. But despite his wild tales and bawdy persona, a sense of weariness slowly surfaces in the mundane in-between moments of Jaime’s everyday existence. Beneath the persuasive, magnetic confidence lies a man who struggles to maintain a relationship with his frequently estranged young daughter and her stringent, religious mother and most imperatively, to live a healthy life as an HIV-positive man.