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BFI London Film Festival / Hari Sama: This is not Berlin at the Prince Charles Cinema

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Time 18:00
Date 05/10/19
Price £16.5

A young man’s life is turned upside down when he discovers the underground club scene of Mexico City.

It’s 1986 and as Mexico’s capital goes World Cup-crazy, 17-year-old Carlos spends his days getting into schoolyard brawls and cruising around town with his rowdy pals to the thumping sounds of Judas Priest. But heavy metal guitar riffs soon give way to post-punk synths when Carlos visits subversive new-wave nightclub Azteca and finds himself immersed in a transgressive world of music, art, politics, drugs and sexual fluidity.

Finally feeling like he fits in, the blossoming teen begins to forge his own identity and open himself up to a new and exciting world of untold possibilities. A coming-of-age tale with real bite, Hari Sama’s evocative homage to the anarchic spirit of adolescent rebellion exudes an infectious sense of energy, as well as a poignant pang of melancholy.