Matías Meyer | Drama, Fiction

2015 | 80 minutes | Mexico, Canada, Switzerland, Dominican Republic

Based on the story by Nobel Prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, Yo follows a young man with limited mental skills as he befriends an eleven-year-old girl who will change his life forever.


Yo is a strong young man, but with limited mental skills. He says he is fifteen years old, although he seems to be older. He lives and works in his mother's restaurant by a busy freeway. Yo loves his mother but hates her lover. One day he meets Elena, an eleven-year-old girl, who will change his life forever.

The film is based on the short story by French writer and Literature Nobel Prize winner Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio.

Main credits

Meyer, Matías (film director)
Meyer, Matías (screenwriter)
Meyer, Matías (film producer)
Silva Gómez, Raúl (actor)
Mendoza, Elizabeth (actor)
Rojas Nieto, Ignacio (actor)
Auger, Alexandre (screenwriter)
Bárcenas, Julio (film producer)

Other credits

Cinematography, Gerardo Barroso; editing, León Felipe González; music, Galo Durán, Chac Moola.

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Morelia International Film Festival - Best Film, Best Actor; International Film Festival Rotterdam; Havana Film Festival - Best Sound; Fribourg Film Festival - Jury Award; Aeiwl Awards - Best Adaptation Nominee; Stocholm Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Matías Meyer

NATIONALITY: Mexico, Canada, Switzerland, Dominican Republic

YEAR: 2015

GENRE: Drama, Fiction


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adults



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