As a child’s soul caught in the gigantic body of an adult, Yo is one of those characters that carry drama-in-the-making inside them. Stuck in a small highway restaurant under his mother’s protection, clumsy and despised, Yo’s only escapes are his dreams. When one of them comes true, other people’s perceptions of him change at once. Will Yo finally be able to live his life? An adaptation of a short story by J.M.G Le Clézio, Matias Meyer’s third feature film gives life to a marginal figure as tender as he is distressing, by defying the codes of the thriller, the tragedy, and the coming of age tale. Through the majesty of its static shots, Yo seems to reveal above all else a magnificent portrait of impossible innocence. (Laurence Reymond)
Born in Perpignan in 1979, Matias Meyer studied cinéma in Paris, then photography in Mexico. He used to be the assistant of Paule Leduc and Arturo Ripstein. He finished his studies at the Centro de Capacitacion Cinematografica of Mexico in 2006. He directed Wadley, The Cramp and The Last Christeros. Yo is his 3rd feature film.
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